This commentary was written by Moon Seagren, Vice President & Chief Development Officer of the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation; and David M. Zechman, FACHE, the President & CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan
Today, years after the first brick was laid to build what is now McLaren Northern Michigan, we remain committed to the vision of our hospital’s founders—to provide the highest quality, compassionate healthcare you expect.
We are committed to assuring this role today and into the future—a responsibility we take very seriously.
Over the past several years, healthcare reimbursement and regulations have been changing at lightning speed.
We are all privileged to have high quality healthcare available just minutes from our doorsteps but today’s challenges are complex and the solution involves all of us.
As your regional health system, we are implementing innovative strategies to try to offset the growing financial gap between the increase in cost of care and the decrease in reimbursement and patient visits.
We are making strides, having finished the last two fiscal years in the black, but these accomplishments could not have occurred without the support of donations to the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation.
Why support the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation?
Every donation is extremely important because it provides resources that make an immediate impact on the care you receive in your community.
You can designate your donation to fund the area of greatest need throughout the hospital, a hospice program, equipment or emerging technology, a program critical to a patient’s recovery, the continuing education of those who care for patients or your own special area of interest based on your individual experiences or passions.
We rely upon the generosity of our community members to provide the best care possible, right here at home.
The significance of each gift goes beyond a simple dollar value – it improves the lives of your neighbors, friends and family by ensuring that the care they need is available when they need it most.
And every dollar you give to the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation stays right here in northern Michigan and is used as directed by you.
At McLaren Northern Michigan, our guiding principle—to provide healthcare as we expect for our own family—is not just a motto, it is something that is demonstrated by every employee.
All of us are honored and privileged to receive and to care for every member of our community, including the most vulnerable among us.
With your support, we can continue to be here for every person who relies on McLaren Northern Michigan for their medical needs.
As the giving season is upon us, please consider sharing the gift of good health with your loved ones and your neighbors by making a donation to the Foundation.
Please call (231) 487-3500 for more information.