World-class cancer care in the community you call home
You don’t have to travel far from home to receive world-class cancer care. At Sparrow’s oncology center, you’ll receive the best-available treatment you’d find in any academic research hospital, right here in Mid-Michigan.
Sparrow Hospital was one of the first in the nation to attain the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification. We are nationally recognized by the Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program.
With the launch of the state-of-the-art Herbert-Herman Cancer Center in 2017, Sparrow secured our reputation as the most comprehensive provider of cancer care in Mid-Michigan. At this flagship oncology center, patients like you can access top-of-the-line biomedical technology, renowned cancer experts and pioneering clinical trials.
Cancer care is also available at community hospitals throughout the region. At Sparrow Clinton, Sparrow Ionia, and Sparrow Carson, you’ll see the same highly-trained oncologists, who travel throughout our communities.
Our team approach helps you start treatment sooner
As a patient, you’ll benefit from Sparrow’s innovative, patient-centered approach to cancer care, which is unique in Mid-Michigan. That’s because we run multidisciplinary clinics for all types of solid tumor cancers, including a breast cancer clinic, lung cancer clinic and more.
During these clinics, we bring all the experts together to create a plan personalized for you. You’ll meet with a surgical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, a medical oncologist, a social worker, a nurse navigator, a genetic counselor, pathologist, radiologist, an oncology-certified dietician and even a clinical trials rep -- all in the same room, at the same time. Together, they develop a highly individual approach to your care.
Not only does this collaboration lead to the best possible plan of care tailored to you, it also means that you don’t waste time going to multiple appointments; instead, you can spend that time and energy getting started on your treatment.
Along with dedicated nurse navigators to help guide you through the whole journey of cancer therapy and survivorship, Sparrow cancer center is also home to one of the region’s only oncology-certified social workers, and the region’s only full-time genetic counselor.
The best technology to help you heal
When choosing a cancer care center, a dedicated and highly-experienced team of oncology specialists should come first -- and you’ll find that at Sparrow. You’ll also find impressive amenities and the most advanced therapeutic technology in Mid-Michigan.
For example, Sparrow is one of just 13 hospitals nationwide to deploy the ViewRay MRIdian Linac, a best-in-class MRI-guided radiation therapy system. The ViewRay can simultaneously provide imaging and treatment, allowing technicians to target radiation therapy much more effectively.
The Herbert-Herman Cancer Center’s 40 infusion bays are designed with a peaceful experience in mind; the custom recliners overlook a lovely rooftop garden.
Everything about our facilities is designed to make patients like you feel as comfortable and well-cared-for as possible, so you can focus your energy on your survivorship.