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    Nearly every American has been impacted by the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). From the way we work to our social interactions and the way we think about safety, each of our lives has been changed by the pandemic. While we all face the social and economic impact of the Coronavirus, some of us have more to consider than others. Senior citizens and those with chronic diseases are at an increased risk from the virus. Cancer patients, who already face challenging diagnoses and treatments, are some of the ...

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    At this time, Karmanos has the supplies needed to care for patients and protect staff who are responding to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). However, as this situation evolves, we may need additional materials. In anticipation of an increased need, we are asking our community to donate any relevant medical supplies they may have. What to donate (new or unused) : Disposable face masks N95 masks, sometimes called respirators Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles Wipes: bleach or antimicrobia...

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    Congratulations to Lauren Lawrence, vice president, Karmanos Cancer Network, who was named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health. Lawrence’s “experience and understanding of complex geo-political considerations makes her an essential executive for Karmanos Cancer Institute,” said Karmanos Cancer Hospital President Justin Klamerus, M.D., MMM. The year’s list includes 41 women who are making a difference for patients, their businesses and in the field. Those who know them praise their vision, acumen and ...

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restricted Visitor Information - All Karmanos locations In compliance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer's executive order imposing temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, Karmanos Cancer Institute is prohibiting any visitors that are not necessary for medical care - including family members, spouses and children. Our commitment to patients’ health and safety remains our highest priority. Therefore, Karmanos staff will be available to assist and navigate patients ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the election of Shari Ferber Kaufman to its board of directors. Kaufman will serve a three-year term. In her role, Kaufman will collaborate with other board members to support the Institute’s mission of leading transformative cancer care, research and education. Karmanos treats more than 12,000 new patients annually and is Michigan’s largest cancer care and research network. “I am extremely pleased to welcome Shari to the board,” said Gerol...

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    In 2020 in Michigan, it is projected there will be 61,770 new cases of cancer and 21,000 people will die from cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, from 1991-2016 there were nearly 2.6 million (a decline of 27 percent) fewer cancer deaths. A significant proportion of the drop is due to steady reductions in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment. Be a part of this positive trend! While some cancer risks are not within our control, there are several things that we can do to decr...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan was awarded with an ‘A’ safety rating from the Leapfrog Group for the fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the nation’s health care system. Using 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, The Leapfrog Group assigns grades of A, B, C, D, and F to more than 2,600 hospitals twice a year. The methodology and results of the grading are fully transparent and the result...

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    For the second year in a row, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named the recipient of the President’s Trophy by the McLaren Health Care system. The award was presented at the McLaren Health Care Annual Meeting. “This award means we have been recognized as the top subsidiary in the entire McLaren Health Care system, as a result of exceeding expectations in clinical quality, patient safety, operations, fiscal responsibility and patient satisfaction,” said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., pres...

  • A 20-minute test performed once every 3 years could save the lives of thousands of women. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world. Each year, it kills more than 4,000 women. “It doesn’t have to be that way,” says Heather Fryers, a Family Nurse Practitioner who sees patients at McLaren Caro Region Family Medicine at 220 E. Frank Street. During January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, McLaren reminds women that routine testing saves lives. “Cervical cancer is one of the most preven...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is excited to announce the launch of the new and improved Karmanos.org website. The new website has easy-to-use navigation and a modular design for an enhanced user experience on both desktop and mobile. Users will find they can easily flow from section to section because of the interconnected approach to the navigation. In the coming months, new features will be added to make the experience even better. Please continue to check back! We hope you enjoy this new ...