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    McLaren Health Care, the three-state, 14-hospital health care system and health plan, has appointed Derek Morkel its Chief Information Officer effective July 17. The appointment makes permanent Morkel’s interim status in the same role, which he had served in since late 2021. As McLaren’s CIO, Morkel will oversee the entirety of the health care system’s information technology infrastructure and security, including the development and implementation of IT initiatives, such as enhancing patients’ digital e...

  • August 15, 2022 MPP KEY STAFF MEETING McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) provides Virtual Key Staff presentations quarterly.   Please join us for our next live webinar:   Wednesday, September 7, 2022 12:00 PM We want to hear from you during these uncertain times. Please invite any staff who would benefit from the information being presented.   Topics to be discussed include : MPP Updates—Dr. Preston Thomas, MPP Associate Medical Director MPP Care Coordination Updates Polymedco-Colorectal Ca...

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    Congratulations are again in order for McLaren Health Care president and CEO Philip A. Incarnati and Dr. Gerold Bepler, president and CEO of Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, who, for the second consecutive year, have been included in the “Detroit 500.” An annual feature from DBusiness Magazine, the “Detroit 500” compiles the 500 most influential business leaders in metro Detroit. The pair were included in last year’s highly selective list as well. Individuals are selected based on several factors,...

  • August 1, 2022 COLONOSCOPY FOLLOW UP SCREENING GUIDELINES   BACKGROUND: The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated recommended follow-up intervals after screening colonoscopy in average-risk individuals. This guidance does not apply to people with hereditary syndromes that increase Colorectal Cancer (CRC) risk, inflammatory bowel disease, serrated polyposis syndrome, or personal or family history of CRC. These guidelines consider colonoscopy results alone and do not evaluate the...

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    Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 8th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and procedures. McLaren Port Huron earned High Performing ratings for: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Heart Attack Heart Failure Kidney Failure These ratings recog...

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    Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and McLaren Health Care, the official health care system of the Tigers, will once again spread awareness about prostate cancer at the second annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. On Monday, July 25, the Tigers will welcome hundreds of prostate cancer survivors to the ballpark as they take on the San Diego Padres. Survivors will be honored on the field during the special pre-game ceremony which will include a Karmanos patien...

  • July 1, 2022 Diabetes Control in the Elderly   SUMMARY: Management of the elderly patient with diabetes promote relaxed targets and avoidance of aggressive control. Choice of diabetes medications in the elderly requires careful assessment of hypoglycemic risk 1 . Adults > 65 years of age with diabetes should be a high priority for depression screening and treatment.   MANAGEMENT: Individualize Targets and Goals 2 7 - 7.5% is reasonable for healthy patients over age 65 with no or few comorbi...

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    McLaren Health Care, the three-state, 14-hospital health care system and health plan, has appointed Justin F. Klamerus, M.D., M.M.M., as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Klamerus has served as President of Karmanos Cancer Hospital & Network, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, since January 2017. An oncologist by training, Dr. Klamerus assumes the position previously held by Dr. Michael McKenna, McLaren Health Care’s first CMO, who passed away in May. “Over what has already b...

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    Port Huron, MI – John Corturillo has been named the Employee of the Month for June. Corturillo has worked at McLaren Port Huron for 20 years and is currently a radiology technologist in Medical Imaging. Corturillo was nominated by his coworkers because he embodies the hospital values. He is selfless. Every day, he always takes the time to be helpful, encouraging and supportive. He is the go-to person when new employees or students have questions because he makes them feel comfortable. Corturillo’s perfor...

  • Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron Foundation and its health care partners have awarded scholarships to 27 students pursuing degrees in professions represented in the hospital and the community. Since 1988, 551 recipients have received $651,250 through the scholarship program. Scholarships are funded by the Carter family, Demashkieh family, Folske family, Godbold family, McLaren Port Huron Auxiliary, McLaren Port Huron Employees That Care Club, and McLaren Port Huron Foundation. The 2022 scholarship rec...