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Port Huron Hospital posts its 2012 Community Cancer Report

Friday, January 25, 2013

Port Huron, MI – Port Huron Hospital is pleased to announce that its 2012 Community Cancer Report is now available on the hospital’s website, www.porthuronhospital.org.

“The information in the report reflects the scope of our cancer program and the level of commitment of Port Huron Hospital administration, physicians, nurses and cancer care professionals to ensure the highest quality of care for cancer patients and their families,” says Anthony W. Boutt, MD and chairman of the hospital’s Cancer Committee. “The Port Huron Hospital Cancer Committee is committed to providing quality care and improving quality of life for all cancer patients with the ultimate goal of a cure for all cancers”.  

The report includes the year’s accomplishments; five-year cancer survival data as it relates to the National Cancer Data Base; a review of 2011 analytic cancer cases; the top five cancers diagnosed in 2011; and a comprehensive listing of cancer resources. This year the report includes more focused information on esophageal cancer, with a look at symptoms and health risks.

“Over the years, Port Huron Hospital’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 Port Huron Hospital 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.”

According to the ACoS CoC, patients receiving care from an accredited program are ensured that they will receive comprehensive quality care including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment close to home.

To view the 2012 Community Cancer Report, visit www.porthuronhospital.org/cancer.