|September 3, 2009||Peter Phelps
Business Brief: BCHS cancer director named to state board
Wayne Young, director of The Cancer Care Center at Battle Creek Health System has been named to the board of directors of the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC). His three-year term begins January 1, 2010. The MCC is a broad-based partnership of public and private organizations that come together to communicate, coordinate, and share resources in order to reduce the burden of cancer among the citizens of Michigan. The consortium's focus is research-based and results-oriented cancer prevention and control. Young has served on both the Susan G. Komen for a Cure national board of directors and the SW Michigan affiliate board, and is a member of the Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition. Battle Creek Health System, sponsored by two parent organizations--Trinity Health (the fourth largest Catholic health system in the U.S. with 21 hospitals, 9 nursing homes, 19 senior house facilities, 8 home health care agencies, and 4 hospices in Michigan alone) and BCHS Community Partners, is accredited by the Joint Commission. Battle Creek Health System, a member of the Mercy Cancer Network, is a recipient of the 2008 HealthGrades Orthopaedic Surgery Excellence Award(tm) and 2009 Five Star rated for joint replacement surgery and total knee replacement. HealthGrades is a leading health care information company that provides objective 'report card' ratings nationwide. BCHS provides excellent health care for the community and promotes wellness for the whole person with access and compassion for all. For the latest medical information, visit the BCHS web site at www.bchealth.com or call the BCHS Marketing Department at (269) 966-8132.