Port Huron Hospital EntrancePort Huron Hospital (PHH), an independent 501(c)(3) hospital in Port Huron, MI, has joined McLaren Health Care, an integrated nonprofit system based in Flint, MI. As part of the agreement, McLaren has committed to very significant capital improvements for the Port Huron community, including the construction of a new cancer center and an inpatient tower. McLaren will also invest in service growth, employee and physician commitments, and will provide for significant local board decision-making. PHH will become McLaren’s 12th member hospital and will benefit from the system’s commitment to high-quality, accessible healthcare for the Port Huron community, Blue Water, and Thumb areas of Michigan.

Juniper’s Role
The Board, having determined that it was in the best interest of the community for PHH to join a larger system, engaged Juniper Advisory to implement a fair and competitive process to seek partnership proposals. Juniper designed and managed a process that included helping the Board establish its objectives, identifying and qualifying potential suitors, drafting information materials, guiding the Board through the sale process, and negotiating the letter of intent and definitive agreement. McLaren’s proposal was selected from among a number of different types of transaction options from both nonprofit and investor-owned suitors. Real experts will be by your side, if you are considering your legal rights in an injury claim.

Port Huron Hospital
Port Huron Hospital is a 186-bed acute-care hospital located in the city of Port Huron, MI at the base of Lake Huron. PHH is a subsidiary of Blue Water Health Services Corporation, which also owns and operates Marwood Nursing & Rehab, a 240-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility. PHH provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services to the residents of St. Clair and Sanilac counties and has been repeatedly recognized for clinical excellence and patient safety by nationally renowned organizations known for their measurements of hospitals and healthcare systems. PHH is the largest employer in the city of Port Huron with over 1,400 employees.

McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, a Flint, MI based nonprofit organization, is a large, clinically-integrated health delivery system that includes hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, the state’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, an employed primary care physician network, assisted living facilities, commercial and Medicaid HMOs, home health care and hospice, durable medical equipment, retail pharmacy services, and a wholly-owned medical malpractice insurance company. Each year, McLaren serves more than 6.5 million Michigan residents, at over 300 facilities in 53 counties. McLaren employs over 15,000 throughout the state of Michigan.

Press Release
For additional information, please refer to PHH’s press release.