National organizations recognize high level of care at McLaren Macomb
Recognitions and distinctions can boost patients’ confidence in the care they receive.
When faced with making a decision regarding which hospital to choose, how can one be the clear and apparent choice over the others?
McLaren Macomb is a hospital with a rich history, stretching back more than 75 years and maintaining itself as a pillar to its community’s health care. Over those years, though, more options for health care grew around it.
What makes McLaren Macomb the option that stands out over the rest?
“As a leader of a healthcare organization, I take joy in sharing and telling others about the high level of care found within our building and among our medical staff,” said Tom Brisse, president and CEO of McLaren Macomb. “I take pride in that. And our organization is determined to maintain that high level for the sake of our patients and the confidence they have in their care.”
Providing compassionate and effective care to its patients is any hospital’s top priority, but hospitals also strive to instill confidence in that care. It’s vital for patients who have gone through a health event to know they’re in the hands of trained and experienced clinical professionals.
Well-regarded national organizations exist to determine and set standards for hospitals across the nation, providing patients with that high level of confidence. With McLaren Macomb receiving recognition and awards from multiple organizations, patients can be confident about both their safety and the quality of their outcomes.
Emergency and trauma
At McLaren Macomb, patients that suffered a traumatic injury know they’re under the care of physicians and surgeons working in a verified Level II trauma center. To earn that verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), trauma centers are required to meet the organization’s high standards of capabilities and patient care.
“Being an ACS-verified trauma center means that we meet the standards set forth by the American College of Surgeons to provide optimal care for our trauma patients,” said Dr. Mandip Atwal, trauma medical director and surgeon at McLaren Macomb. “We must re-verify every three years to ensure we meet the standards and provide care to traumatically injured people in our community.”
A service for potentially life-threatening emergencies, McLaren Macomb’s stroke program has been consistently recognized for its efficient and effective treatment for one of the scariest health events.
Regularly surpassing the standards set by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the program and its high level of care earned the Get With The GuidelinesÒ Stroke GOLD PLUS distinction and Honor Roll Elite status. This is earned by stroke programs that continually demonstrate an ability and proficiency to administer timely care and tPA medication that busts stroke-causing blood clots.
McLaren Macomb’s cardiovascular program is yet another one of the hospital’s services to receive national honors, rising above others to be included on the IBM Watson Health list of Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States.
The level of care provided within the hospital’s Mat Gaberty Heart Center exceeded the clinical outcome and patient experience guidelines set by IBM Watson Health.
Recognitions of high-quality care are extended to cancer patients as well, as every McLaren cancer center — including the Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center at McLaren Macomb — is an extension of the world-renowned Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Based in Detroit, Karmanos is one of only 51 cancer centers across the United States to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, an achievement signifying outstanding clinical expertise, among many other accomplishments.
First earning the recognition in 1978 and maintaining it throughout the years), NCI-designated cancer centers have access to next-generation treatments and the latest clinical trials.
For the benefit of their patients and the confidence instilled in their care, hospitals encourage their patients to take an active role in their care and learn more about how hospitals set themselves apart from others in the area.
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