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McLaren Nurses Celebrate Recognition Week by Serving Community

Monday, May 4, 2015   (0 Comments)
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McLaren Nurses Celebrate Recognition Week by Serving Community



Lansing, Mich. — Nurses at McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital provide compassionate care for the community throughout the year. McLaren will honor their nurses’ commitment this National Nurses Week, May 6-12, while their nurses celebrate the recognition by serving local organizations.

“As a nurse, I speak for myself and fellow nurses when I say that caring for patients and their health and recovery is all the gratification we need to fulfill our duty,” said Tom Mee, president and chief executive officer at McLaren Greater Lansing, who began his career as an emergency department nurse. “As an administrator, it is our privilege to honor their commitment and immeasurable impact during this week-long celebration and throughout the year.”

McLaren will show appreciation for its nurses during Nurses Week with events that include entertaining, educational presentations related to nursing excellence, complimentary food, beverages, massages and more. In addition, nurses at McLaren have planned community service events to support the Meals on Wheels program, The Pines Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, as well as collecting food and other donations for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

“People choose careers in nursing because they have a caring, nurturing spirit,” said Sue Vollmar, clinical nurse educator at McLaren Greater Lansing. “Some helped to care for a sick parent, grandparent or sibling when they were growing up; others chose nursing to help people feel better and to work in an environment in which they could make a difference and witness tangible and very important results.”

Events in which McLaren nurses serve the community will occur during the following times:

  • May 4-8: Donations to Greater Lansing Food Bank
  • Monday, May 4, 9 a.m. - noon: Meals on Wheels – Ingham County Health Department
  • Thursday, May 7, 1 p.m – 3 p.m: The Pines Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

About McLaren Greater Lansing

McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital operate the region’s most distinguished cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery programs that—together with McLaren Greater Lansing’s oncology, women’s care and wide-ranging diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services—consistently lead in clinical quality and efficiency. The hospitals are part of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan’s largest health care system. Visit

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at

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