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    Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit now has a five-star overall rating, the highest rating possible, from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services. The overall quality star rating compares the hospital’s performance to others across the country. The rating system includes five categories of quality: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care. Medicare provides the star-rating of each hospital on its Care Compare website, a user-friendly interface where ...

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    The Karmanos Cancer Institute , the world renowned cancer center based in Detroit, for the first time since joining McLaren Health Care in 2014 has become the preferred cancer treatment provider in Michigan. A subsidiary of McLaren, the three-state, 14-hospital health system, the Karmanos Cancer Network of treatment facilities stretches across the state, from Petoskey to Detroit, and recently expanded into Ohio. In a poll conducted by NRC Health, 11.4 percent of statewide respondents named Karmanos and ...

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    The Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute plan to construct a new building complex consisting of two towers that will further their unique academic and research-based partnership. The estimated $450 million capital project is becoming more of a reality with an appropriation of $100 million from the State of Michigan. WSU and Karmanos plan to house collaborative medical education, research and laboratories, health science and community health clinics in t...

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    Karmanos Cancer Institute and FocuSSTEM NextGen have found a new way to remotely engage students during the pandemic, which has earned both organizations three Telly Awards. The awards are in the Immersive & Mixed Reality category. The Remote STEM Camp in Virtual Reality (VR) won a silver Telly Award in the general subcategory for education and training. The Live Summit in Extended Reality (XR) was awarded a silver Telly in the general subcategory for virtual events and experiences, as well as a bro...

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    Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute received a $12,500 grant to support the Cancer Caregiver Community Program. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced the award through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds in May. Karmanos will utilize the award to continue and enhance programming for cancer caregivers in metro Detroit. “We support cancer caregivers throughout our community, whether they are friends of one of our cancer patients or family,” said ...

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    The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently awarded Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute $15,000 in transportation grant funding to help alleviate the financial burden of transportation for cancer patients. The transportation grant will assist cancer patients in Detroit and throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, which reaches patients in 46-counties throughout Michigan and Lucas County in Ohio. With this grant, Karmanos will be able to assist at least 200 cancer patients. For cancer patients, lack of t...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute was recently awarded a $50,000 lodging grant by the American Cancer Society to help eliminate the financial barriers of cancer treatment. These funds will be used to address the lodging needs of cancer patients receiving treatment in Detroit and throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, which reaches patients in 46-counties throughout Michigan. An estimated 62,150 Michigan residents will learn they have cancer this year. The cost of lodging near their treatment ce...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and by the Women’s Choice Award® , America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. These awards signify that Karmanos Cancer Institute is in the top two percent of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services. A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of four specific types of cancer programs to be cons...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University recently received a $2,997,215 federal grant to help determine why African Americans show poorer responses than whites when treated with one of the most advanced immunotherapies for lung cancer. The specific focus of the grant is to study immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. The grant is through the NCI’s SPORE , or Specialized Program of Research Excellence, which funds collaborative, ...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan was awarded an ‘A’ safety rating from The Leapfrog Group for the fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade. McLaren Northern Michigan earned an ‘A’ grade five consecutive grading terms in The Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual safety grades from 2019-2021. 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,...