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Huron Medical Center joins McLaren Health Care

Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe announced that it has officially become a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, one of Michigan’s largest integrated health systems. Huron Medical Center will now be named McLaren Thumb Region.

The decision to join the 14-hospital system comes as a result of Huron Medical Center’s goal to expand services to the community. This includes providing improved access to physicians, expanded service offerings for patients and enhancements to the facility’s infrastructure and equipment. The 58-bed acute care hospital in Bad Axe serves residents of Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties.

“Becoming part of McLaren Health Care is an extremely positive development for our community,” said Michael E. Johnston, President and CEO of McLaren Thumb Region. “We are excited to offer residents of the area the services of McLaren Health Care while maintaining our commitment to the local community that has always been our mission.”

One of the key benefits of this acquisition is the shared belief that the provision of health care should principally stay local. McLaren Thumb Region will continue to be governed by their local Board of Trustees, and all funds raised by the Foundation will remain local. As in the past, McLaren Thumb Region will make business decisions based on the needs of the community and, at the same time, will gain the support of a large, successful healthcare system.

“We are honored to welcome McLaren Thumb Region as the newest member of our growing health system,” said Philip A. Incarnati, President and CEO of McLaren Health Care. “I want to personally thank the members of leadership and governance for the trust they have placed in McLaren. Together, we will continue to provide the level of patient care excellence that this region of the state has come to expect.”