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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 ...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    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...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    McLaren Thumb Region earns recognition as the only hospital within Huron County to receive a five-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS). CMS reviews hospitals annually for overall quality of care and gives star ratings based on five categories: mortality, the safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. “It is an honor to receive five-star recognition for our high quality care. This achievement was earned through the hard work and dedicati...

  • McLaren Caro Region was one of the earliest health care organizations to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement and is pleased to announce its commitment to a national movement of improving care for older adults. McLaren Caro Region is recognized in the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) because of its demonstrated progress toward implementing the 4Ms framework . The 4MS framework is an evidence-based practice which lays the groundwork for optimi...

  • With a 64% improvement in COVID-19 cases across Michigan and a reduction of COVID-19 patients in the region, McLaren Caro Region and McLaren Thumb Region will implement relaxed visitor restrictions. McLaren recognizes the importance of visitation in the healing process of our patients and welcome limited visitation to our hospital facilities. In order to ensure the continued safety of our staff, providers, patients and community, visitors will be expected to adhere to the visitation guidelines for non-C...

  • McLaren Caro Region is pleased to welcome Howard Nitz as the new Program Therapist at their Senior Life Solutions program. Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of older adults typically ages 65 and older struggling with age-related depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss of a loved one. As Program Therapist, Howard, will be responsible for providing therapeutic services for patients util...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    This Thanksgiving, Ginger Geissler is thankful for robots. A new robotic-assisted surgical system at McLaren Caro Region is putting knee surgery patients such as Geissler on the fast track to recovery. McLaren Caro Region is the first hospital in Tuscola County to offer patients the advantages of robotic-assisted surgery with state-of-the-art OMNIBotics equipment. On Monday, November 18, Ginger Geissler ­became the first patient to benefit from the newest robotic technology available in this area. Marc ...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Hospice care focuses on quality of life, not length of life. At McLaren Caro Region, our Hospice/Respite team offers compassionate care for patients and families during a life-limiting illness. Here, we believe hospice is never about giving up hope. Instead, the MCR Hospice/Respite team supports personal choices and experiences, controls pain and discomfort, and helps maintain patient dignity. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. At McLaren Caro Region, we celebrate life every month b...

  • Precise Treatment Spares Healthy Tissue with Fewer Side Effects McLaren Health Care is proud to introduce the newest weapon in its arsenal of cancer-fighting technology: Proton Therapy . The most powerful and precise radiation oncology treatment available to treat cancer is now provided at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, located on the campus of the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Flint, Michigan. As one of only 28 proton therapy centers in the United States, the McLaren Proton Therapy Center features l...