Henry Ford Cancer Institute Earns STAR Program Certification

July 15, 2013

DETROIT - The Henry Ford Cancer Institute, part of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, announced today that it has earned its STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) Program® Certification from the Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, leading experts in the field of survivorship care. The Henry Ford Cancer Institute is leading the way by offering excellent cancer rehabilitation services to its patients through becoming STAR Program Certified.

STAR Program Certification uniquely qualifies facilities like Henry Ford Cancer Institute to offer premium Oncology Rehabilitation Services to survivors who suffer from debilitating side effects, caused by treatments

To receive its certification, Henry Ford Cancer Institute executed Oncology Rehab Partner’s unparalleled STAR Program Certification, a conventional medicine and evidence-based standardized model of oncology rehabilitation service delivery, successfully implementing the program’s evaluation and treatment protocols and rehabilitation training. These services are covered by health insurance providers and will be offered to patients by a knowledgeable and sensitive medical staff that is specially trained to work with survivors of all forms of cancer.

Specialty caregivers from a pool of disciplines--including physicians, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dieticians, mental health professionals, etc.--will work together with each patient on a personalized rehabilitation plan to increase strength and energy, alleviate pain, and improve daily function and quality of life.

“We are very proud to receive STAR Program certification, furthering our commitment to provide the very best care to our patients at every stage of their cancer treatment and recovery, as well as ensuring a better quality of life for cancer survivors,” says Robert Chapman, M.D., director of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute.

STAR Program Certification from Oncology Rehab Partners provides hospitals and cancer centers with the tools needed to quickly and effectively implement an exceptional survivorship care plan.

Oncology Rehab Partners co-founder Julie Silver, MD, associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and herself a cancer survivor, “We are very proud of Henry Ford Health System STAR Program Certification! They have shown a commitment to providing their patients with quality, comprehensive cancer rehabilitation services.”