Patient and Visitor Information

Patient and Visitor Information
for Karmanos at McLaren Central Michigan

Amenities

Hot Beverages / Vending Machine / Places to Eat

Free coffee, tea and hot cocoa are available in the lobby of the Morey Cancer Center. Other refreshments are located in the main hospital lobby. Vending machines are located in the cafeteria. The cafeteria is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are a variety of local eateries that are available in the area. Please ask any staff member for more information on your local options.

Parking

Free parking is available for your convenience. Multiple handicapped spaces are available for use. Wheelchairs are accessible for use during your visit to the cancer center; these are located just inside the lobby entrance.

Patient Waiting Room

Located in the lobby of the Morey Cancer Center, this room is a family centered activity room, designed to accommodate all ages. The lounge contains puzzles, books and a television to help pass the time.

Coffee and other beverages are available for you and your family.

No Smoking / Help Quitting Tobacco

The Karmanos Cancer Institute campuses are non-smoking campuses. Counseling is offered free-of-charge to help quit tobacco at the Michigan Tobacco Quit line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available free of charge. You can connect to the Wi-Fi by choosing the “guest” option on your phone, tablet or laptop.

PET/CT

PET/CT are nuclear imaging scans that helps detect diseases and cancer in your body.These services require a physician’s order. PET/CT services are available at this location.

Lab Services

Laboratory services are available on-site and at offsite facilities to provide convenient care.

Resources and Support

While you and your family adjust to a new cancer diagnosis, staff members are committed to helping you understand and manage your cancer treatments. We are pleased to offer individualized and personal support.

Cancer Care Nursing Team

Our nursing staff in medical oncology and radiation oncology work hand in hand with patients, their families, caregivers, medical staff and the community to assure that an appropriate plan of care is developed and implemented to meet the needs of the patients. The nursing staff will work collaboratively to educate and schedule medical care. Many of our nurses have obtained additional education and training that specializes in oncology (cancer) care and are designated Oncology Certified Nurses (OCN).

DVD Player and Movies

DVD players and movies are provided, free of charge, in the medical oncology chemotherapy room to assist relaxation during your chemotherapy infusion. We also have televisions within the treatment area.

Education and Cancer Resource Center

Cancer patients and their caregivers have access to the Cancer Resource Center, located in the lobby of the Morey Cancer Center. This patient resource center is designed specifically to assist the cancer patients with their journey and need for information and resources. Topics include information on the diagnosis, treatment of cancer and coping with side effects. Literature, videotapes, DVD’s and a lending library provide useful information and tools.

Genetic Counseling

The Cancer Genetic Counseling Service at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center involves documenting detailed personal and family history, conducting a personalized risk assessment and discussing your genetic testing options. The goal is to help you understand your cancer risk and the chance that cancer might be passed along through the genes in your family (risk assessment). This information can also help you to become more involved in ways to reduce your risk by modifying your lifestyle and developing a personalized screening and treatment plan.

Integrative Therapies

Integrative therapies are used with cancer treatments to treat the whole patient, which includes mind and body. These therapies place an emphasis on decreasing stress and anxiety and improving one’s general sense of well-being.

Nutrition Counseling

Your nutritional needs vary depending on your disease, cancer treatment and your metabolism. It is important to know that not everyone has difficulty with nutrition during treatment. If you have any questions about nutrition or how to eat during your cancer care, please discuss with your physician or nurse. They may refer you to speak with a registered dietitian who can help address your needs. In addition, the resource room has general information on healthy eating habits to support you during your treatment and beyond.

Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine and Fitness

We provide comprehensive, individualized treatments to help patients decrease pain and improve function after injury, surgery or illness. Services include:

  • Lymphedema therapy (by referral)
  • Pelvic floor strengthening,
  • Fall prevention and strengthening and rehabilitation

We offer the latest technology in exercise equipment. Separate Fitness Center memberships are also available.

The facility is located at:

    2600 Three Leaves Dr.
    Mt. Pleasant Michigan
    989-779-5604

Spiritual and Pastoral Care

A sense of meaning, purpose and connection beyond oneself can help to improve quality of life, and to put problems in perspective. Each person’s spiritual beliefs and experiences are nurtured in different ways. McLaren Central Michigan has a chaplain available for counsel and spiritual guidance. For more information, call Spiritual Care Services at 989-612-0059, or talk with your nursing staff.

Support/Educational Groups

Support and educational groups provide an opportunity to network, learn and alleviate feelings of isolation. Support groups are available in Mt. Pleasant and surrounding communities. Please ask your nursing staff for additional information.

Support Services

While you and your family adjust to a new cancer diagnosis, we’d like you to know, that the staff at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Central Michigan, Morey Cancer Center are committed to helping you understand and manage your cancer treatment. We are pleased to offer individualized and personal support in our community. The oncology staff wants to help you address the psychosocial needs of the patient and their families during all phases of cancer treatment. Areas of support include:

Wig Services for Women

Our goal is to enhance the quality of the life for women in treatment. Wig selection and fitting of one new or gently used wigs is available within our community. To schedule a wig fitting and for more information, please speak with our nursing staff.

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