Cancer Care

Cancer Care

Discover greater possibilities for cancer care at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital.

This summer, the hospital will open the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center, a comprehensive regional facility offering a new level of expertise to patients in an 11-county region.

The cancer specialists are part of the largest cancer program in West Michigan. They perform more than 10,000 cancer treatment procedures each year, and are seamlessly connected to the specialists at Spectrum Health Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion in Grand Rapids. Nearly 50 percent of West Michigan adults and 97 percent of children diagnosed with cancer in West Michigan seek cancer care through Spectrum Health.

Since 2000, Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital's cancer team has provided quality cancer care close to where area patients live or work. From cancer screenings to diagnosis and treatment, we are close to work and home so that patients and their families don't have to endure hours of travel to receive quality care. Discover our growing investment in Reed City, and  a team of specialists that knows the meaning of hope. 

Team members dedicated to cancer care at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital include radiation therapy physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, breast cancer patient navigation team members, hematologists/oncologists and certified oncology nurses. The team also collaborates with cancer specialists at Spectrum Health Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion. 

Infusion therapy, including chemotherapy is provided in an inviting, private and comfortable setting allows infusion patients to have loved ones at their chair side, while still enjoying interaction with the staff. Patients receive treatment in comfortable recliners, have the option to watch TV and can enjoy a free lunch during their visit.

Oncology/hematology specialists based in Grand Rapids travel regularly to Reed City to see patients by appointment. Click here to see our cancer specialists. (PDF)

Radiation therapy is provided at Crossroad Radiation Therapy Center. Warm amenities from the heated entrance to the fireplace in the lobby set the tone for personalized care. Treatments include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), 3-dimensional conformal external beam treatments and brachytherapy.

Ancillary services are nearby to support cancer patients and include diagnostic imaging, laboratory, dietary consultations and rehabilitation services. Patients appreciate the easy access to hospital services, and the cancer team has access to results as quickly as possible for faster diagnosis and treatment.

Support includes having the right information and is available through the American Cancer Society Resource Center and Look Good, Feel Better-a free program that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image.

Support for the physical and emotional aspects of cancer takes many forms. Seeing the same friendly faces during treatment and knowing what to expect is important. From providing personalized education materials, to answering questions, to assisting with paperwork-we offer support throughout all phases of cancer.

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