McLaren Proton Therapy Center is located on the extended campus of McLaren Flint, a nonprofit, 416-bed tertiary teaching facility that serves the medical needs of greater Genesee County and mid-Michigan. The McLaren Proton Therapy Center welcomes patients seeking treatment for cancer from all across the country and internationally. The City of Flint is in the midst of a transformation as jobs in industry lessen and demand for high-tech services such as healthcare are growing. Although many mid-Michigan residents can trace their Midwest roots to the automotive industry boom of the early to mid 20th century which brought their parents or grandparents to the area, a large number of today’s workers are employed in professional and clinical sectors. The automotive industry gave way to an economic center now focused on healthcare and education. The area is enriched by the presence of The University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, Mott Community College, and Baker College. Three large medical centers are located in the area as well as the headquarters of McLaren Health Care and Diplomat Pharmacy. Situated just east of Downtown Flint is the Flint Cultural Center. With its highly acclaimed symphony, art institute, museum, planetarium, theater, recital hall, and library; there is almost always something new and exciting to discover there year-round.
Michigan is a recreational haven famous for its pristine lakes and woodlands. Genesee, Lapeer, and Ingham counties are ideally located for boating, skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking, fishing, and golfing. An excellent interstate highway system intersects I-75 and I-69 near Flint, giving quick access to Detroit and Ann Arbor to the south, Lansing and Chicago to the west, or Port Huron and the Canadian border to the east. Links for Your Visit
You may be interested in exploring the area while you are here. Whether you love discover new places through outdoor activities, a tasty meal, or take in a new view from the comfort of your car, the links below provide some great ideas for getting away for an hour or two, a day, or for a weekend excursion.
Lodging, Dining and Places of Interest:
Flint Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.flint.travel
Flint Cultural Center: www.flintcultural.org
Crossroads Village: http://www.geneseecountyparks.org/pages/crossroads
Community of Frankenmuth: www.frankenmuth.org
Pure Michigan: Michigan Travel and Tourism site: michigan.org
Sports and Events
Touring special events such as concerts, Broadway shows, and other spectator events often stop at one of several local venues.
Palace of Auburn Hills: www.palacenet.com
Several professional sports teams hang their hats (or helmets) in Detroit, Michigan, about a 1.25 hour drive south from Flint. If you are looking to get up close to some awesome sports action, look into attending a game at the beautiful Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers; Ford Field to see the Detroit Lions; The Palace of Auburn Hills to watch the Detroit Pistons; or Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit Red Wings: www.detroitredwings.com
Detroit Pistons: www.nba.com/pistons
Detroit Tigers: www.tigers.mlb.com
Detroit Lions: www.detroitlions.com
Michigan International Speedway: www.nascar.com
Minor League Sports, Skiing, Golf, Running
Great Lakes Loons: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t456
Flint Generals Hockey: www.flintgenerals.com
Michigan Golf: www.michigangolf.com
Pine Knob Ski Resort: www.skipineknob.com
Bobby Crim Roadrace: www.crim.org