McLaren Port Huron – a leader in healing, your partner in health.

Cancer Services at McLaren Port Huron

Cancer Diagnosis with State-of-the-Art Technology at McLaren Port Huron

Planning for a comprehensive cancer center in Port Huron

Learn more about Plans to build a new cancer center in Port HuronWhen we announced Port Huron Hospital was joining McLaren Health Care, we committed to maintaining and expanding current health care services. Our new partnership with McLaren also means we’re now connected to one of the country’s most respected names in cancer care, the Karmanos Cancer Institute. While our current cancer services have evolved into a well-respected superior program, we’ll soon be advancing cancer care to provide the very latest in today’s cancer treatment. I’m proud to announce the planned opening of a new, comprehensive oncology center as early as 2016. Groundbreaking for the center, depending on its location, could begin in late 2015. The new cancer center will be named Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Port Huron.

This new relationship allows us to align programs to advance cancer care – right here in our own community. It’s an exciting time for our patients and their families, and I look forward to sharing more as progress continues. ~ Thomas DeFauw, President and Chief Executive Officer

McLaren Port Huron Cancer Services 

With state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and procedures, patients can be diagnosed in early stages of the disease and, therefore, have a better chance for survival. We offer:

Inpatient Cancer Treatment Unit

This unit is designed to create a healing environment for cancer patients and their families when they require an overnight stay in the hospital. The cancer treatment unit features expert medical care plus therapeutic massage and spiritual counseling.

  • Private rooms with a quiet, peaceful environment
  • Rocker recliners and upholstered wall benches
  • Private bath with shower
  • Special beds with air mattresses that adjust for each patient and double as scales so patients can be weighed without leaving their bed
  • High tech medical equipment out of sight behind artwork unless needed

Outpatient Cancer Treatment Services

Cancer treatment is available on an outpatient basis through the Wismer Procedures unit of McLaren Port Huron.

  • Outpatient Chemotherapy
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Injections
  • Port-A-Cath Flushes and Dressing Changes
  • Contact Information:

    Wismer Procedures
    (located on the third floor of the Wismer Health Center)
    McLaren Port Huron
    1221 Pine Grove Avenue
    Port Huron, MI 48060
    810.989.3283 (option 2)
    810.987.1532 (FAX)
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2013 Cancer Annual Report


The Joint CommissionClick here to view the McLaren Port Huron Community Cancer Program 2012 Annual Report .“Over the years, McLaren Port Huron’s Community Cancer Program has evolved into a mature, well respected, superior program. Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS CoC) since 1990, it exemplifies what it means to be a clinically excellent community based cancer program,” says Tom DeFauw, president and CEO. “Our 2012 accreditation survey resulted in a three year accreditation with commendation. This recognition is a testimonial that McLaren Port Huron really does provide the very best in cancer care. We’re dedicated to offering the very best in today’s cancer treatment to people right here in the community.”

McLaren Port Huron was the only Michigan hospital to receive the 2009 American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award.

Also, as a result of this accreditation survey, early in 2013 the ACoS CoC recognized McLaren Port Huron with its 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award. McLaren Port Huron is one of only 84 programs in the country and the only hospital in the state of Michigan to earn the 2012 award, and one of only a handful of hospitals across the country to earn Outstanding Achievement Awards back to back.



Cancer Support Services and Groups

Look Good Feel Better - For women in cancer treatment experiencing hair loss, skin, facial and nail changes.

Cancer Support Group for Women - We invite women experiencing cancer to attend our support group to help cope with the struggle that all cancers can bring at any stage.

Cancer Support Group for Men - This is a Support Group for MEN who have or have had Cancer.

Reach to Recovery - Breast Cancer Survivors volunteer to visit patients during their hospital stay providing support, education and comfort. Contact the American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345 or for a referral.

An American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center is located in the Lang Library and is staffed with community volunteers available to help you get answers to your cancer questions and access American Cancer Society programs and services. The Cancer Resource Center is available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Pain Management

Pain management services are offered on both an inpatient and outpatient basis to reduce suffering and improve quality of life for cancer patients. It includes both diagnostic and therapeutic services. Treatments include epidural injections, nerve blocks, Pharmacological control, pumps/stimulators, radio frequency ablation, and trigger point injections.

Because pain affects individuals in many ways, the treatment plan evolves around the whole person - body, mind and spirit - including nutritional counseling, massage therapy, stress reduction, and psychological counseling.


Many special screening and educational programs for the early detection and prevention of cancer are offered through Women's Wellness Place and 55 Plus membership programs.

Research cancer information online by clicking here.

Medical Staff

Our medical staff includes four oncologists, a radiation oncologist and highly qualified general surgeons, radiologists, internists, urologists, pulmonologists, gynecologists and other specialists. Our oncologists participate in national clinical trials through affiliations with national research programs.