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MRH Employees Donate Thanksgiving Dinners to 10 Thumb Area Families

Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) is thankful for our Thumb Region residents that support our local hospital, so we wanted to give back to our communities as we approach the holiday season. In...

Sit Comfortably Thanks to Marlette Hospital Auxiliary Donation

Through various fundraising efforts throughout the year, the Marlette Hospital Auxiliary is able to purchase needed equipment and furnishings for Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) that enhance the...

Mayville Family HealthCare Supports Local Athletes

Marlette Regional Hospital and its family health care offices offer $10 sport physicals each year in an effort to help local athletes prepare for their sports season at an affordable price and half...

One Patient’s Story: With Hospice, You Don’t Feel Alone

Leo Sullivan is 86 years old, and up until most recently, is very independent. Born and raised in Marlette, Leo was married for 58 years, raised five children—one of which has carried on their...

McLaren Bay Region elects officers

At the Annual Meeting of the McLaren Bay Region Board of Directors conducted on November 7, 2018, the following individuals were elected to serve as officers of the Board: Chair, Gary E. Bosco;...

United Hospice Service Celebrates Record-Setting Luncheon

The volunteers and staff of United Hospice Service would like to thank supporters of the annual Hospice Luncheon that was held on Saturday, October 20th at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Parish...

McKenzie Health System Auxiliary Fall Event Raises More Than $5,000

With more than $5,200 raised, the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary’s “Fall into the Holiday Spirit” annual event was a resounding success. Nearly 50 local sponsors donated a variety...

Polk Salad Annie’s Donates $1,600 to United Hospice Service

A relatively new music hub in the Thumb Area, Polk Salad Annie’s of Brown City, recently made a $1,600 donation to United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital following very successful...

Local Art Students participate in National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day was celebrated by McKenzie Health System and other organizations around the country on November 15. Each year on the third Thursday of November, the National Organization of...

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region Receives Recognition for High-Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region has been recognized by the QOPI ® Certification Program LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc....

Family HealthCare of Brown City Supports Local Athletes

Marlette Regional Hospital and its family health care offices offer $10 sport physicals each year in an effort to help local athletes prepare for their sports season at an affordable price and half...

Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation Celebrates Record-Setting Tree of Shining Love

The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation would like to thank supporters of the 30 th Anniversary Tree of Shining Love. Thanks to the support and generosity of 179 donors, 36 sponsors, and 1...

Nephrology Specialists Open Clinic in Marlette

Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that a new group of nephrology specialists will be seeing patients through the Specialty HealthCare Services office at Marlette Regional Hospital. Board...

McLaren Bay Region implements new emergency department partnership with American Physician Partners

A visit to the emergency room can be one of the most stressful, unpredictable, and potentially frustrating experiences of a person’s life. But a new partnership at McLaren Bay Region, along...

McKenzie Health System Participates in Meeting with New State Administration

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), which includes McKenzie Health System’s Medical Director Mark Hamed, MD, MBA, MPH, recently had the opportunity to participate in an Advisory...

MHS Healthcare Provider BLS Classes

December 18, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Additional classes and times available by calling 810-648-3092 Registration is required by calling 810-648-6117.

McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise and Movement Class

Thursday, December 6 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM, every Thursday McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living...

McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise and Movement Class

Thursday, December 6 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM, every Thursday McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living...

McLaren Bay Region Four Week Childbirth Series

Wednesday, January 2 - January 23 | 6:30PM - 9PM This class provides information on the process of labor and birth, including breathing, relaxation and other coping measures, hospital birthing...

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region Receives Recognition for High-Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region has been recognized by the QOPI® Certification Program LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. The QOPI® Certification Program builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®).

“On behalf of Drs. Cook, Abramson, Levandowski and Kukreeja, we are most pleased to receive QOPI Certification,” said Nancy King, Director of the Karmanos Cancer Institute of McLaren Bay Region. “This reflects our ongoing commitment to our patients and community to provide state of the art, clinically excellent oncology care. We are proud of the work our team of oncologists, pharmacists, patient care and administrative team members did to achieve this certification, which supports McLaren’s ongoing mission to be the best value in health care as defined by quality outcomes and cost.”

In applying for certification, the Karmanos Cancer Institute participated in a voluntary comprehensive site assessment against clearly specified standards that are consistent with national guidelines, and was successful in meeting the standards and objectives of the QOPI® Certification Program.

“By choosing to go through and then successfully completing ASCO’s QOPI® Certification process, a practice demonstrates its dedication to providing high-quality care to patients with cancer,” said ASCO President Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO. “It is a concrete action a practice has taken to fully realize a commitment to quality, safety, and continual process improvement.”

QOPI® is a voluntary self-assessment and improvement program launched by ASCO in 2006 to help hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices assess the quality of the care they provide to patients. Through QOPI®, practices abstract data from patients’ records up to twice per year and enter this information into a secure database. More than 750 oncology practices have registered for QOPI®.

The QOPI® Certification Program, LLC was launched in January 2010, and nearly 300 practices are currently certified. This certification for outpatient oncology practices is the first program of its kind for oncology in the United States and in 2016 was expanded internationally. The QOPI® Certification Program seal designates those practices that successfully met the standards and objectives of the QOPI® Certification Program, which includes scoring above the threshold on the key QOPI® quality measures and meeting chemotherapy safety standards established by ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society.

QOPI® analyzes individual practice data and compares these to more than 170 evidence-based and consensus quality measures. The information is then provided in reports to participating practices. Individual practices also are able to compare their performance to data from other practices across the country. Based on this feedback, doctors and practices can identify areas for improvement.

To become QOPI® Certified, practices have to submit to an evaluation of their entire practice and documentation standards. The QOPI® Certification Program staff and committee members then verify through an on-site survey that the evaluation and documents are correct and that the practices met core standards in areas of treatment, including:

• Creating a safe environment—staffing, competencies, and general policy

• Treatment planning, patient consent, and education

• Ordering, preparing, dispensing, and administering chemotherapy

• Monitoring after chemotherapy is administered, including adherence, toxicity, and complications

• Treatment planning

• Staff training and education

• Chemotherapy orders and drug preparation

• Patient consent and education

• Safe chemotherapy administration

• Monitoring and assessment of patient well-being.

QOPI® and the QOPI® Certification Program are projects dedicated to innovative quality improvement programs. For more information, please visit: https://practice.asco.org/quality-improvement/quality-programs

 

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