In a press release published April 30, Surgical Affiliates announced a new partnership with McLaren Northern Michigan, expanding McLaren’s surgical services in the Midwest region of the United States.
McLaren Northern Michigan is a 202-bed, regional referral center located in Petoskey, MI, designated to provide the residents in 22 counties with access to advanced specialty care and the best resources available. The new partnership with Surgical Affiliates will help the system expand its services in emergency trauma surgery and help foster McLaren’s capability to care for more patients.
Surgical Affiliates and McLaren Northern Michigan are evidence-based organizations that currently provide high-quality emergency and general surgical care for patients living in rural areas. The new partnership will allow McLaren access to Surgical Affiliates’ 24/7 surgery services and trauma care expertise while supporting local providers. The new venture will mark Surgical Affiliates’ first partnership with a hospital system in Michigan, further extending their leadership and trauma care expertise in the Midwest region.
“Aside from the people, the most exciting thing about partnering with McLaren Northern Michigan is the ability for us to deliver trauma care to an extraordinarily large geographic area, including northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula,” said Chief Medical Officer of Surgical Affiliates, Lynette Scherer, MD, FACS. “The services at McLaren Northern Michigan rival those seen in large, Level 2 Trauma Centers – that’s inspiring!”
To read more about the partnership, click here to jump to the official press release. If you wish to learn more about the surgicalist approach and how you can use it to improve the level of care your hospital, contact us today for a free program analysis consultation.