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New AHA stroke guidelines reinforce McLaren Stroke Network practice; support thrombectomy up to 24 hours

New guidelines include evidence supporting that patients can benefit from a thrombectomy for up to 24 hours and still achieve enhanced, 1A outcomes. Previous guidelines suggested six hours.

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American Heart Association - American Stroke Association’s award Mclaren Port Huron Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll
McLaren Port Huron Recognized by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for Commitment to Quality Stroke Care


McLaren is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to our stroke patients. The clock starts ticking upon the first signs of a stroke. For every minute a stroke is left untreated, millions of brain cells die. The key to maximizing your outcome after stroke symptoms begin is to immediately call 9-1-1 so you can get to the Emergency Department as soon as possible. Similar to treating a heart attack, evidence based medicine shows there is a "treatment window" for maximizing outcomes for stroke patients. McLaren is among the best in area stroke care and employs a skilled to staff to increase positive results.

Stroke is a medical emergency! Time is critical if you are having a stroke. Call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know is experiencing any of these signs or symptoms

The National Stroke Association says you can use the acronym FAST:

Face - Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms - Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech - Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
Time - If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Emergency Care at McLaren Port Huron

McLaren Port Huron is the area's largest and most comprehensive provider of 24-hour emergency services. In the event of an actual medical emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency center.

Contact information:

McLaren Port Huron Emergency Center
1221 Pine Grove Avenue
Effective 6 a.m. Sunday, 10/14/2018:
use South Tower Emergency Entrance

Port Huron, MI 48060

Facts to Remember About Emergency Care at McLaren Port Huron

  • If you feel you need emergency care, do not hesitate to come in, or call 9-1-1.
  • McLaren Port Huron's Emergency sees approximately 42,000 patients per year, about 115 patients per day.
  • We are the only St. Clair County State of Michigan Designated and ACOS Nationally Verified Level III Trauma Center, which means we offer a well-coordinated, highly trained team of trauma specialists.
  • We have an expertly trained staff with multiple physicians covering at peak times.
  • All RNs are trained in advanced cardiac care, trauma care, stroke care, and pediatric care.
  • McLaren Port Huron is a Primary Stroke Center, which means that a specialized team responds to every suspected stroke patient.
  • McLaren Port Huron is a regional leader in cardiac care with 3 catheterization labs, the Impella PCI system and specialists performing advanced open-heart surgery.
  • Services available 24-hours per day, 365 days per year also include:
    • Emergency diagnostic tests
    • In-house anesthesia services
    • Pharmacist in-house
    • Pediatric emergency services, special equipment
    • Interventional cardiology (cardiac catheter testing, stents and angioplasty) and cardiovascular surgery
    • Emergency psychiatric assessment services
    • Emergency Ob/Gyn services
    • Private treatment area for women and children suffering from domestic violence, rape or assault
    • Helicopter access for emergency transfers
    • Spiritual care and support


We understand that when emergency care is needed, the waiting room is the last place anyone wants to be. That’s why McLaren Port Huron offers an online registration for non-life-threatening emergencies, so patients can check in to our ER right from home and minimize the wait upon arrival.

With just a few clicks, patients, or parents of patients, can select an ER arrival time that fits their schedule. Conditions suitable to registering online include:

  • Back, ankle, wrist and other muscle strains
  • Ear infections
  • Flu, fever and dehydration
  • Minor lacerations
  • Gastrointestinal conditions, such as diarrhea and vomiting without blood
  • Other general conditions that may need to be seen in a primary care office or urgent care center when they are closed

Emergency Room Check In
(For non-life-threatening emergencies)

Check in online and wait from home

1221 Pine Grove Avenue • Port Huron, MI 48060

  • Select a time from the dropdown box
  • Click "Check In Now"
  • You will be taken to a short, secure form.
  • Upon finishing quick registration you'll be in our system and we'll be expecting to see you at the time you selected!
McLaren Port Huron Emergency Center

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About the Emergency Center

  • The Emergency Center covers an area of 37,000 square feet. It features 35 private treatment rooms, bedside registration and a serene, calming, natural-light environment. McLaren Port Huron has board-certified emergency physicians and nurses staffing the county's busiest emergency center.

  • Another distinguishing characteristic of the Emergency Center is the "nurse-first" approach McLaren Port Huron is using. When patients enter the Emergency Center, they are immediately greeted and assessed by a registered nurse. They are taken to a private room as quickly as possible, where bedside registration begins. Treatment and progress are continuously monitored by Emergency Center personnel, via our patient tracking board. "The tracking board is an essential part of our department," says John Schweihofer, Emergency Services nurse manager. "The system facilitates immediate access to a patient's status by any Emergency staff member, anywhere in the department, at any time during the patient's stay in the center. This begins with electronic check-in/registration of the patient and continues as caregivers electronically log progress, test results and treatment. This constant availability of information helps us achieve our goal of reducing delays and turnaround time, while at the same time monitoring each patient's progress through every step of the diagnosis and treatment process. Patients and their families spend less time waiting and more time receiving personal, professional, patient-focused care."