Dickinson, Bellin Announce Radiation Oncology Service

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. — Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) and Bellin Health announced today that the organizations will collaborate on the delivery of radiation oncology services at Dickinson Memorial Hospital, beginning July 10. 

The collaboration between the Bellin and Dickinson, a Bellin Health Partner, will reinforce the organizations’ shared mission of providing low-cost services in a comprehensive, progressive manner in an effort to fully embrace the patient through his or her cancer care journey. This collaboration will ensure continued outstanding cancer care delivery is available in the heart of the community, while aligning information technology infrastructure and shared treatment planning services. Bellin and DCHS recognize oncology care close to home is a necessity for those residing in Iron Mountain and the surrounding communities, as treatment can be emotionally and physically overwhelming.

“Cancer is a terrible disease. We want our patients to know that our commitment to the radiation oncology program is greater than ever and we will be here for you throughout this difficult process,” said DCHS Administrator and CEO John Schon. “Dickinson County Healthcare System and Bellin Health are committed to continuing to bring the utmost care and professionalism to our community and our mutual concern for the patient is the common thread that binds us.”

Added George Kerwin, Bellin Health President and CEO:

“We believe in delivering high-quality care locally – when and where patients need it. This is yet another example of working with DCHS to serve the people of this region. That’s a point of pride for both organizations.”

Patients and community members with questions or needing to schedule an appointment should contact DCHS’s Cancer Navigator Darla Hanson at (906) 776-5978.