McLaren Health Care is where people in The Auto State go for repairs. The health care system includes some 200 facilities, including nine regional hospitals and a network of cancer, dialysis, imaging, and surgery centers across the state of Michigan. Combined, its facilities have about 2,400 beds and serve more than 50 counties. Through its subsidiaries, McLaren manages a primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs, and assisted living facilities, and provides visiting nurse/home health care and hospice services. Its Great Lakes Cancer Institute provides cancer research and treatment with partner Michigan State University.
The health network also includes durable medical equipment, retail pharmacy services, and a medical malpractice insurance company. Several of McLaren's hospital subsidiaries are teaching hospitals, each responsible for their own residency programs. McLaren also runs one of the largest graduate medical programs in the state.
Technology plays a significant role in McLaren's operations, particularly in meeting industry-wide challenges of changes in health care reform. To this end, the company has invested in IT system upgrades to provide employees with automated tools to manage information.
McLaren provides for growth both internally and through acquisitions. This strategy has served the company well, as its revenue growth rate has increased by about 20% each year during the past 20 years.
Through a partnership inked back in 2007 with Texas-based ProTom International, McLaren has worked to strengthen its cancer treatment capabilities through proton beam therapy. To this end, ProTom in late 2012 unveiled the McLaren Proton Therapy Center on the campus of the McLaren Regional Medical Center and the Great Lakes Cancer Institute in Flint. The $65 million center represents the state's first facility to utilize the technology.
In 2011 McLaren extended its reach into the Upper Peninsula through a partnership formed between its Great Lakes Cancer Institute and the Marquette General Cancer Center to collaborate on cancer care and research. The company has also broadened its services by conducting expansion and renovation programs at its other facilities in recent years.
Mergers and Acquisitions
In 2012 the company's McLaren Health Plan business is extending its reach in Michigan's Medicaid and dual-eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) markets through its pending acquisition of Lansing-based CareSource Michigan, a Medicaid health maintenance organization (HMO). McLaren plans to expand its 30-county footprint for providing Medicaid managed care to 80,000 members to 53 counties and an additional 34,500 members. McLaren expanded its network in 2010 by acquiring Central Michigan Community Hospital. – less