CRTN Cancer Care Center hosting public open house 9/20 in Marlette at new Covenant cancer care center in the Thumb

Huron, Saginaw, Sanilac & Tuscola Counties, MI – September 12, 2023

CRTN Health (formerly known as Covenant Regional Thumb Network), is a collaborative of five independent Thumb hospitals and Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. In February, the group announced the expansion of Covenant Medical Center's Cancer Care services through the opening of a new Covenant HealthCare cancer center on the campus of Marlette Regional Hospital called the CRTN Cancer Care Center.

With Covenant extending cancer care through the opening of the CRTN Cancer Care Center, much-needed oncology services will be immediately available to patients living in Michigan's "Thumb.”

“Covenant’s CRTN Cancer Care Center is another great step toward making sure patients never have to leave the thumb for exceptional care. We are honored to be working with the five other independent CRTN hospitals to continuously improve the quality of health in the communities we serve,” states Angie McConnachie, Chief Executive Officer, United Healthcare Partners. The 16,260 square-foot facility provides a full range of cancer care for patients including medical oncology, chemotherapy infusion and radiation oncology.

In February of 2023, the cancer care center started seeing medical oncology patients in the newly renovated center. The center is equipped with a state-of-the-art Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator to provide radiation oncology service for patients from throughout the Thumb.

“We are so honored to be working together to help patients challenged by cancer, and excited to be able to open such a beautiful facility in the Thumb that makes it so convenient for patients to receive the care they need,” stated Sandy Johnson, the director of the Covenant Cancer Care Center.

A team of oncology specialists from the Covenant Cancer Care Center provides care at the new facility.

All six independent hospitals, Deckerville Community Hospital, Harbor Beach Community Hospital, Hills & Dales Healthcare, Marlette Regional Hospital, and Scheurer Health, assisted the Covenant HealthCare efforts to bring this extraordinary service to the Thumb.

A community-wide open house is scheduled Wednesday, September 20 from 4 pm-7 pm at 2780 Main St, Marlette, MI 48453. Public welcome.

About CRTN Health

Formerly known as the Covenant Regional Thumb Network, CRTN Health is a network of six independent hospitals, five critical access hospitals located throughout Michigan's Thumb area including Deckerville Community Hospital, Harbor Beach Community Hospital, Hills & Dales Healthcare, Marlette Regional Hospital and Scheurer Health, and Covenant HealthCare, located in Saginaw.

While the network was officially formed in 2018, the hospitals have been working together to ensure high-quality medical care is available to the people they serve in the Thumb for two decades. The affiliation relationship of CRTN Health ensures that Thumb communities have an independent hospital close to home that they can continue to depend on for high-quality care, and the assurance that should the need arise for more advanced procedures, extraordinary care is delivered through the highly coordinated relationship the Thumb hospitals have with Covenant.