McLaren Health Care opened its new corporate headquarters in Grand Blanc, moving from a smaller office space in Flint Township to a modern, 65,000-square-foot facility specially designed to accommodate the health system’s expanding infrastructure.
As McLaren has grown, many key system-level, executive and administrative offices were spread across numerous facilities in different communities. Dan Medrano, McLaren’s corporate director of facilities, notes, “Such scattering of our talents and functions added inefficiency and cost. Further, we were missing out on the chemistry gained when talented people working on their own important projects come into regular contact and can share ideas and build synergy.”
The new McLaren Health Care Corporate Headquarters, which opened October 30, 2017, at One McLaren Parkway in Grand Blanc, is designed to reflect the corporation’s strength, vitality, progressive thinking and vision. The three-story facility houses 178 corporate employees, with capacity for 229.
“We wanted to bring our leadership and team together in one location,” Medrano says. “The design of the offices brings new thinking to how people interact and collaborate.”
The new headquarters’ layout acts as an element in making McLaren’s strategic plan a reality, stressing interaction, continuous learning and healthy lifestyles. Light infuses all aspects of the building, from the expansive views of nature and woodlands surrounding the campus to the walls of windows framing the entire structure. There are meeting rooms for both large and small groups, a training center on the first level and the latest audiovisual, IT and data equipment for webinars, meetings and communications. By design, there are also many small gathering areas to nurture informal, face-to-face chats.
Recognizing that the headquarters of a major health care system should also support the health aspect of its name, the new corporate headquarters offers an onsite café with healthy food choices, an employee gym and outdoor walking paths.
The location chosen for the new headquarters also reflects McLaren Health Care’s commitment to its corporate roots.
“We searched for two years seeking a location in our traditional base of Genesee County before finding the perfect site on 23 acres in Grand Blanc at the intersection of Holly Road and I-75,” Medrano notes. He explains that 13 of these acres are being preserved as a conservation area, but “there is still space for a potential second building” down the road if needed.
About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, 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, a 450-member primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 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 49 National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 24,000 employees and more than 52,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula. Learn more at www.mclaren.org.