Recognized and Accredited Care
In September 2010, the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer accredited Mercy Memorial Hospital System as a designated Community Hospital Cancer Program. This recognition is the result of a coordinated effort of surgeons, nurses, clinical care coordinators, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and other care team workers – all of whom are focused on providing the most integrated, patient-focused care. MMHS received another full three-year accreditation in October 2013.
Patients also experience the benefit of a weekly tumor conference, where Mercy Memorial Hospital System’s multidisciplinary medical team comes together to discuss newly diagnosed cancer cases. Through the careful review of pathology slides, radiologic studies and other diagnostics that indicate the current health status of each patient, the team develops an individualized patient treatment plan that ensures the highest quality of care.
With the opening of the Monroe Cancer Center in 2011, Mercy Memorial Hospital System – in partnership with Karmanos Cancer Institute of Detroit and ProMedica Health System of Toledo – is taking this level of integrated care much further, offering patients medical oncology, radiation oncology and complementary health services in one convenient location that’s close to home.
Mercy Memorial Hospital System also is committed to supporting the overall health of the community by participating in a wide range of programs that promote cancer awareness and prevention as well as community cancer screenings throughout the year. This collective effort helps many area residents receive early detection and appropriate treatment of their cancers.
Cancer Resource Guide
This Guide was designed to provide cancer patients with local resources to assist them in dealing with cancer. It has general resources such as counseling, financial, home care, equipment, radiation treatment, medication assistance and transportation as well as specific resources such as lymphedema services, mastectomy prothesis, and ostomy supplies.
Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies
This booklet helps to explain the advantages of being part of a clinical trial. It also discusses possible drawbacks. Provided by the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this booklet helps the cancer patient to weigh the pros and cons of clinical trials so they can decide if they are right for them.
2012 Cancer Annual Report
2011 Cancer Annual Report
2010 Cancer Annual Report
2009 Cancer Annual Report