Mclaren Regional Medical Center

Mission statement: “McLaren Health Care, through its subsidiaries, will be Michigan’s best value in healthcare as defined by quality outcomes and costs”.McLaren Regional Medical Center is the anchor hospital of the distinguished McLaren Health Care Corporation. McLaren Health Care is ranked among Verispan’s list of the top 100 integrated health systems in the United States in 2011. McLaren Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a nonprofit, 416-bed tertiary teaching facility located in Flint, Michigan, that serves the medical needs of mid-Michigan. MRMC is affiliated with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. MRMC earned the “Distinguished Hospital Award” for Patient Safety by HEALTHGRADES™ from 2005-2009. This accomplishment places MRMC in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for patient safety initiatives and outcomes.

The hospital is a market leader and innovator in the field of robotic surgery. More types of robotic surgery are performed at this facility than any other facility in the country…period. Their commitment to providing the most advanced, minimally-invasive equipment to their surgeons is unequaled. The surgical department is equipped with multiple daVinci robotic operating systems which provide 3D vision, enhanced dexterity, increased range of motion, and superior ergonomics that allow Dr. Iddings to successfully complete the most complex minimally-invasive surgeries. This facility is where Dr. Iddings is literally taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand using the daVinci Si robotic surgical system.

McLaren is a pioneering surgical center that has worked closely with Dr. Iddings and their collaborative efforts have resulted in the first minimally invasive (robotic) transaxillary (incisions under the armpit) total thyroidectomy performed in conjunction with a robotic modified radical neck dissection. This type of surgery is typically performed through large incisions in the highly visible areas of the neck, however with this technique there is no incision on the neck. The facility was also the location where Dr Iddings performed the first-of-its-kind minimally invasive (robotic) Whipple’s procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy with pancreaticojejunostomy). McLaren has distinguished itself from surrounding hospitals by investing in futuristic surgical equipment that allows Dr. Iddings to provide the highest level of minimally invasive surgical treatment for the most complex patients.

McLaren Regional Medical Center

McLaren is committed to providing a futuristic radiation treatment center to complete their comprehensive cancer program. The most recent addition to the cancer program is the next-generation proton therapy center. This project has become a reality and will benefit patients with cancer across the Midwest and beyond. This type of radiation provides multiple advantages to patients facing radiation. Unlike conventional radiation therapy, and even image-guided radiation therapy, proton therapy can deliver a highly precise and direct dose of radiation energy to the target tissue (tumor), without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. Combining the robotic surgical program with the proton beam therapy program will place the McLaren amongst the highest quality hospitals for specific types of cancer care in the country.

Learn more about the Proton Beam Project here