Lacks Cancer Center and Johnson Family Cancer Center Each Earn Three-year Reaccreditation from Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center and Mercy Health Johnson Family Cancer Center. To earn voluntary accreditation, cancer programs must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered … Read more Lacks Cancer Center and Johnson Family Cancer Center Each Earn Three-year Reaccreditation from Commission on Cancer

Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center Earns Re-accreditation by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons (NAPBC)

As a NAPBC-accredited center, Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center – The Lacks Cancer Center is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease. Patients can be confident that their breast care team includes health care professionals from a variety of … Read more Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center Earns Re-accreditation by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons (NAPBC)

Overcoming “Terrifying Fears” for Cancer Treatment

Patient credits Lacks Cancer Center Care Team for Helping Him Receive Treatment “The biggest thing for me was not the cancer itself,” Charles Coughlan recalled. “It was the needles. I’ve been to a licensed psychologist about my phobia. I can’t listen to people talking about needles; I can’t watch needles being used on a TV … Read more Overcoming “Terrifying Fears” for Cancer Treatment

Mercy Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, Michigan Medicine Form Cancer Network of West Michigan

A new initiative to integrate cancer care services in West Michigan will soon give patients broader access to advanced, state-of-the-art, comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and support across leading health care institutions. The Cancer Network of West Michigan, a joint venture between Mercy Health and Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, leverages the combined resources and … Read more Mercy Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, Michigan Medicine Form Cancer Network of West Michigan

New Hydrogel Protects Organs of Prostate Cancer Patients

Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center First in West Michigan to Use SpaceOAR for CyberKnife patients To mitigate side effects for prostate cancer patients receiving radiation therapy via CyberKnife, Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center is the first in West Michigan to use the SpaceOAR system, which creates space between the high-dose radiation directed at the prostate and … Read more New Hydrogel Protects Organs of Prostate Cancer Patients

National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 14.5 million people today are living past a cancer diagnosis in the United States. Mercy Health celebrated these heroes on National Cancer Survivors Day on June 13, 2017. During the afternoon celebration, dozens of cancer survivors and their loved ones roamed the fifth floor of Mercy Health Lacks … Read more National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

“Chemo” bags donated and delivered to 18 Lacks Cancer Center Patients

Comfort and Joy, Just in Time for Christmas On Tuesday, December 20, when many of us may have been scrambling to prepare for the holiday, Jessica Wertsch and her mother, Joni Hallberg — a surgical technologist at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s — visited Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center bearing 18 Thirty-One® bags filled with cheerful … Read more “Chemo” bags donated and delivered to 18 Lacks Cancer Center Patients