An Extraordinary Affiliation to Fight Cancer

Covenant was recently recertified as Michigan’s first and only member of MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. What that means for local cancer patients, according to Sandra Johnson, Director of Covenant’s Cancer Care Center, is an elevated level of cancer care right here close to home.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is among the largest cancer centers in the world – recognized for decades as using and developing front-line treatment protocols and technologies. The mission of MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world. 

Eliminating cancer is a mission shared by Covenant’s cancer care experts, Johnson explains.

From physicians to rehabilitation specialists, imaging experts to nurses, dietary to support staff, Covenant’s comprehensive team guides patients through every disease, diagnosis and care experience. Nowhere is that truer than with cancer. 

“It absolutely takes a village of highly skilled, dedicated and caring healthcare professionals devoted to guiding cancer patients through the journey of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery,” she says. “The Covenant cancer care team delivers at an extraordinary level. As a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network, we can integrate another level of extraordinary expertise and services.”

Certification as a member of MD Anderson Cancer Network comes after an annual on-site visit and in-depth assessment of Covenant’s cancer treatment protocol, provider credentials, and more. In addition, MD Anderson weighs in regularly on Covenant patient treatment plans though physician-to-physician consultations. Patients benefit from having the combined evidence-based practices of MD Anderson together with the Covenant cancer care team. 

The benefits don’t end there. Because of the affiliation Covenant has with MD Anderson Cancer Network, patients in communities throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region have access to subspecialty expertise and more opportunities to participate in clinical trials for new and emerging treatments and medications for breast, colorectal, lung, prostate and many other forms of cancer. 

The affiliation is just one more way Covenant brings clinical excellence, safety and hope to local cancer patients.

Posted Date: 6/29/2021

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