(Maumee, OH)—December 4, 2019
Following months of planning and consideration, St. Luke’s Hospital and McLaren Health Care, Grand Blanc, Mich., have officially signed a letter of intent to define ways that our organizations will work together to best meet the needs of the communities we serve.
McLaren Health Care is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, 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 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers throughout Michigan and Indiana. Its operations are housed in more than 350 inpatient and ambulatory facilities.
As part of the potential integration, McLaren Health Care plans to make significant investments in St. Luke’s Hospital to enhance services and strengthen and grow the hospital’s presence in the community. Plans include building a cancer center – affiliated with the National Cancer Institute-designated Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute; building an orthopedic, neuro and spine center; upgrades to the infrastructure of the hospital, such as renovating the intensive care center, surgical suites; and more.
“Critical to our decision are the framing opportunities that position St. Luke’s to continue to play an important role in delivering essential and expected health services to the community, while providing an attractive environment for our physicians to practice and being an employer of choice,” said Bill Carroll, Chairman, St. Luke’s Hospital Board of Trustees. Key elements discussed include:
- committing to the community and our Mission
- enhancing operations
- furthering the development of our specialty programs
- expanding our collaboration efforts to increase relevance as the value leader
- ensuring access to capital to enable strategic investments
- attracting and retaining the right talent/team members/staff
“We expect the in-depth analysis that we will be undertaking will confirm that together we will best serve the residents of Maumee and its surrounding communities,” said Philip Incarnati, President/CEO of McLaren Health Care. “St. Luke’s Hospital is a valuable health care provider in this area. We look forward to enhancing the hospital’s services and programs to continue their long-standing tradition of providing superior-quality health care close to home.”
The evaluation process for the integration is expected to last several months and be completed by mid-year after final board and regulatory approvals. Thank you for your continued patience and support.
President and CEO
St. Luke’s Hospital