Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Joins American Cancer Society’s Get Screened Initiative Livonia, Michigan (MI), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
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Trinity Health Michigan joins
American Cancer Society Get tested Initiative
The national effort seeks to develop
practices to increase screening and reduce cancer disparities
CANTON, Michigan (June 2, 2022) – Trinity Health Michigan announced that it has joined with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to improve lung cancer screening rates as part of the national program Get tested initiative. This is the second year of the initiative and more than 150 facilities across the country are participating to pilot quality improvement processes and interventions to deliver cancer screening appropriately, safely and equitably. .
“Early detection and identification of lung cancer can have a significant impact on a patient’s prognosis and allows us to intervene before a cancer spreads,” said Kumari Adams, MD, medical director of thoracic oncology at Trinity Health St. Joseph. Thank you Ann Arbor. “Many patients have delayed their cancer screenings during the pandemic. We want to make sure they know it’s safe to get tested. Please get screened for lung cancer if you are eligible. It could save your life.
While the world has focused on the fight against COVID-19 for more than two years, cancer has not taken a break. Many Americans continued to suspend preventative health measures, including cancer screenings, resulting in later condition diagnoses. In response, ACS created Get tested Quality improvement projects to support health systems with quality improvement tools and evidence-based interventions to improve testing rates.
“Our partnership with Trinity Health Michigan is critical to addressing significant gaps and delays in cancer screening,” said Kathy Goss, PhD, regional vice president of cancer control at the American Cancer Society. “Ultimately, our goal is to save more lives both by preventing cancer and by detecting cancers earlier when they are easier to treat.”
Success for the Get tested the initiative includes minimizing the effects of the pandemic on breast, cervical, lung and colorectal cancer screening; address disparities and reduce barriers to testing exacerbated by the pandemic; create learning communities to foster the sharing of best practices; and execute sustainable, sustainable and meaningful processes.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to free the world from cancer. We invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection and treatment. For more information, visit cancer.org.
About Trinity Health
Trinity Health is a healthcare organization serving seven southeastern Michigan counties including Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson and Lenawee. It includes 548 Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor beds, 497 Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Oakland beds in Pontiac, 304 Trinity Health St. Mary Mercy Livonia beds, 66 Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Livingston beds in Howell, and the 133-bed Chelsea Hospital. Together, the five hospitals are licensed for 1,548 beds, have five outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialist centers, employ more than 15,300 people, and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. Trinity Health has annual operating revenues of approximately $2 billion and returns approximately $115 million to its communities each year through charitable care programs and community benefits.