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  • 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...

  • June 15, 2022 Current Procedural Terminology Category II Codes (CPT-2 Codes)   WHAT ARE CPT-2 CODES: They describe the following: Clinical components, such as those typically included in evaluation, management, or other clinical services. Results from clinical laboratory or radiology tests and other procedures. Identified processes intended to address patient safety practices (such as fall risk). Services reflecting compliance with state or federal law.   PURPOSE: CPT II codes help define nati...

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    McLaren Health Care expanded its statewide McLaren Stroke Network through the addition of leading-edge technology that results in quicker, time-critical treatment decisions for stroke care. RapidAI applies artificial intelligence to advanced imaging to analyze clinical data, expedite clinical decisions and connect the care team on a single, FDA-approved and HIPAA-compliant platform. Already the largest stroke program in the state, the addition of this AI technology adds to the program’s care capabilitie...

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    Allisyn Mattice-Eskau GRAND BLANC, Mich.— Allisyn Mattice-Eskau, director of government & regulatory affairs for McLaren Health Care, whose accomplishments and strong dedication to health care advancement through legislation, has landed a prized spot on the list of “ 30 in Their Thirties 2022 ,” an annual compilation of business professionals in their 30s who have achieved notable success produced by DBusiness Magazine . Discovering her passion and intense interest in health care legislation while s...

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    GRAND BLANC, Mich.— McLaren Health Care, with several hospitals and dozens of outpatient facilities covering the majority of the state, is included on the list of Michigan’s Largest Employers for 2022 from Crain’s Detroit Business . With 19,914 employees, McLaren Health Care landed at no. 11 on the list of nearly 150 landmark Michigan-based businesses. “Being included on this list — and listed so near the top — affirms the value that our team members see McLaren as an employer of choice where you can ha...

  • Connie Koutouzos has been selected as new President and CEO of McLaren Caro Region and McLaren Thumb Region. Several highly qualified candidates were considered during the search process led by the McLaren Caro Region and McLaren Thumb Region board of directors, medical staff, and members of the senior leadership team. Connie brings over 30 years of health care experience in nursing and administration. She most recently served as the President and CEO of Aspirus Iron River, a 25-bed critical access hospi...

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    Bad Axe residents now have a new convenient and affordable care option. McLaren CareNow at Walgreens , an all-in-one, on-demand health care service delivered in one convenient location is now welcoming patients inside the Walgreens on Van Dyke Road. “McLaren is thrilled to partner with Walgreens to bring this valuable care choice to residents in the Bad Axe community,” said Deborah Conlon, MSN, FNP-BC, vice president of retail clinic operations at McLaren Health Management Group. “The clinic is truly a u...

  • McLaren Caro Region is pleased to welcome Dave Mellendorf, a limited licensed master social worker, as the new therapist at the Senior Life Solutions program. Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of seniors struggling with age-related depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss of a loved one. As a therapist, Mellendorf will be responsible for providing therapeutic services for ...

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    Members of McLaren Thumb Region's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center celebrate recognition as the recipient of the Center of Distinction award. This distinction is awarded by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. McLaren Thumb Region’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92% and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92% within 28 median days to heal. Th...