We continue to follow the latest COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There are many places in our community where you can go for COVID-19 tests, including retail pharmacies and local health departments.
Currently, Mercy Health only offers testing for patients who have a Mercy Health primary care provider (PCP). For more information please call 866-624-0366.
If you don’t already have a Mercy Health PCP, please visit a retail pharmacy or contact your local health department for information on testing locations in your area.
Do not go to the Emergency Department (ED) if you are only seeking a COVID-19 test. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or visit your closest emergency location.
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Mercy Health – Lorain’s cancer program earned a three-year reaccreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). The program has held this accreditation since 1991. This accreditation recognizes Mercy Health – Lorain’s delivery of high-quality, innovative patient care through its various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care, including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, lifelong follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care.
“Mercy Health – Lorain is committed to providing our patients high-quality, compassionate cancer care close to home. From cancer screenings, genetic risk assessment and testing to radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgical options, our team provides personalized, innovative care to each of our patients. This accreditation underscores that dedication and it is an important step forward in providing high-quality cancer care to our community,” says David Barron, MD, medical director, oncology service line and radiation oncology for Mercy Health – Lorain.
To earn this CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 36 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they have access to information on clinical trials or new treatments, genetic counseling and patient-centered services, including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship care plan that records the care each patient receives and seeks to improve a survivor’s quality of life.
Like all other CoC-accredited facilities, Mercy Health – Lorain maintains a cancer registry and provides data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), which is a joint program of the CoC and ACS and is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. This data is analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care and create national, regional and state benchmark reports.