Five elements are key to the success of a CoC-accredited cancer program:
- The clinical services provide state-of-the-art pretreatment evaluation, staging, treatment and clinical follow-up for cancer patients seen at the facility for primary, secondary, tertiary, or quaternary care.
- The cancer committee leads the program through setting goals, monitoring activity, evaluating patient outcomes, and improving care.
- The cancer conferences provide a forum for patient consultation and contribute to physician education.
- The quality improvement program is the mechanism for evaluating and improving patient outcomes.
- The cancer registry and database is the basis for monitoring the quality of care.
For further information, contact Dr. David Cook or call Janet Miller or Chris Sharp in the the Cancer Registry at (989) 894-3885.
McLaren Bay Region's Cancer Program includes all services and activities necessary to prevent, diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and follow cancer patients seen at the institution for primary, secondary, or tertiary care.
- screenings for prostate, breast, colorectal, skin, and other cancers
- physician assessment, diagnostic and physical examination women's health services, i.e., mammography, pap smears, and pelvic exams
- diagnostic imagingincluding CT, MRI, PET/CT, Ultrasound, and otheor modalities
- surgical specialties, including neurosurgery, thoracic, colorectal, reconstructive and therapeutic surgery
- pathology, clinical lab
- endoscopic and other exploratory scope procedures, i.e., bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, etc.
- cervical screening
- outpatient oncology infusion clinic
- inpatient oncology unit
- radiation oncology (Jeppesen Radiation Oncology Center)
- physician specialty ambulatory support, i.e., urology
- Lupron injections
- bladder instillations
- hospice and home care (McLaren Visiting Nurse & Hospice)
- support groups
- inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services
- patient instruction/education; brochures and handouts
- social work and transportation services