McLaren Earns National Research Accredidation
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
RELEASE Contact:Kevin Tompkins
Jan. 9, 2013 (810) 342-1173
Lisa O’Connor, Publicom
McLAREN HEALTH CARE EARNS INTERNATIONAL
FOR HIGHEST STANDARDS OF RESEARCH
FLINT, Mich.—McLaren Health
Care has earned full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of
Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). It’s a major milestone for
McLaren’s research community, according to Lana Gevorkyan, corporate director
of McLaren's Human Research Protections Program.
tangible evidence that the McLaren system is committed to maintaining the
highest standards for research by protecting the rights and welfare of our
research participants,” she said.
The primary purpose of AAHRPP accreditation is to strengthen protections
for research participants in order to build public trust and confidence in
Included in the McLaren accreditation are all
of its medical centers throughout the state – in Bay City, Flint, Lapeer,
Lansing, Mount Clemens, Mount Pleasant, Petoskey and Pontiac – and McLaren Cancer
Institute headquartered in Burton, Mich.
"AAHRPP accreditation signifies an
organization's commitment to the highest level of research protections—all to
the benefit of the research participants we are pledged to protect," said
Elyse Summers, AAHRPP president and CEO.
The institutional official for McLaren’s research and its human research
protections program is Alice Gerard, McLaren Bay Region president and CEO.
Gevorkyan credits many others in the McLaren system for the successful
accreditation application, including the HRPP staff, members of the corporate
compliance department, legal council and institutional review board, leaders in
the pharmacy team throughout the corporation, researchers, research staff and
other representatives of McLaren’s research community.
Gevorkyan said, "We
will continue to enhance the human research protection program by ensuring
regulatory compliance while minimizing administrative burdens, by strengthening
protections for our participants and through quality-improvement initiatives
designed to facilitate research.”
AAHRPP accreditation is available to U.S. and international organizations
that conduct biomedical, behavioral or social sciences research involving human
organization, AAHRPP provides accreditation for organizations that conduct
human research and can demonstrate that its protections exceed the safeguards
required by the U.S. government. To learn more, visit www.aahrpp.org.
in Flint, Mich., McLaren Health Care is annually recognized as one of the top
integrated health networks in the nation. McLaren is one of the largest health
care providers in the state with a system that reaches more than half of
Michigan residents through more than 200 locations, 17,400 employees and 21,000
network physicians. McLaren Health Care had net revenues of $2.5 billion in 2012
and has achieved double-digit growth each year since 1989. The nonprofit system
includes medical centers in Bay City, Flint, Lapeer, Lansing, Mount Clemens,
Mount Pleasant, Petoskey and Pontiac. Additional health care services are
provided at McLaren Clarkston; McLaren Bay Special Care in Bay City; McLaren
Orthopedic Hospital in Lansing; and McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint .
McLaren Health Care also operates McLaren Medical Group, an employed physician
network; McLaren Homecare Group, an award-winning home health, hospice and
medical supplies provider; McLaren Health Plan, a licensed HMO offering benefit
plans for commercial businesses and Medicaid recipients; and McLaren Cancer
Institute, the largest cancer care network of its kind in the state. For more
information, visit www.mclaren.org.
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