(PORT HURON) -- Port Huron Hospital has signed a letter of intent to join McLaren Health Care Corporation. The decision was unanimously supported by the hospital's board of trustees. Administrators began meeting with employees Wednesday and will continue to do so this week regarding the announcement. McLaren has eight member hospitals and three special-care facilities. The health system and Karmanos Cancer Institute also recently merged. With about 1,450 employees, Port Huron Hospital is one of the largest employers in St. Clair County.