Area physicians develop new direction in outpatient radiation treatment

The Compass Cancer Center was founded by leaders in the mid-Michigan physician community committed to providing the highest level of cancer care. These physician leaders represent a wide range of specialties and are your physicians in the community. The Compass Cancer Center was built on the shared vision of delivering the latest medical advances to their patients with compassion and respect and raising the standard of outpatient cancer care in our region.

“The Compass Cancer Center will address the unmet need within our community and region to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art, patient-focused outpatient cancer treatment services,” said Dr. Christopher Abood, one of the founders of Compass Health Care.Dr. Abood noted that, until now, the only option for patients was to have those treatments in a hospital setting. “This new technology will provide the highest quality of care while focusing on the comfort of our patients.”

Everything about the Compass Cancer Center was designed to create an exceptional patient care experience with the comforts of home in a first-class cancer center. The center treats patients from the mid-Michigan region using advanced radiation technology via the state-of-the-art Elekta InfinityTM radiation treatment system.

In addition to providing state-of-the-art cancer therapies, the Compass Cancer Center offers psychosocial support and integrative medicine services to help patients and their families manage both the emotional and physical symptoms that may arise during cancer treatment. When a patient comes to the Compass Cancer Center for treatment, they can feel confident that they are receiving the best care available.

Compass Cancer Center is part of Compass Health Care, a group medical practice of independent physicians from throughout the mid-Michigan region who have aligned to assure the highest quality care for their patients at the lowest possible cost. By combining resources, identifying opportunities for collaboration and assuring better communications, Compass is uniquely focused on meeting the challenges which will accompany nationwide healthcare reform, while never losing sight of the equally unique needs of each of our patients and their families. Collectively the physicians in Compass Health Care treat more than 100,000 patient visits yearly in the mid-Michigan region in a variety of both surgical and nonsurgical specialties.