October 5th, 2015

Mike continues to celebrate by running for other cancer patients! The photos above were taken at various events around mid-Michigan. If you haven't already, please take a few moments to read his survivorship story.

Surviving The Race (PDF)

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August 3rd, 2015

Mike continues to celebrate by running for other cancer patients! The photos above were taken at the Mint City Races in St. Johns, MI. If you haven't already, please take a few moments to read his survivorship story.

Surviving The Race (PDF)

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June 23rd, 2015

Mike continues to celebrate by running for other cancer patients! The photos above were taken at recent Playmakers events. If you haven't already, please take a few moments to read his survivorship story.

Surviving The Race (PDF)

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May 11th, 2015

If you have read the story about survivorship, Mike continues to celebrate by running for other cancer patients. Through Playmakers there are a series of races that Mike is running. We have chosen several people that Mike is running for. Any race gear and winnings for that particular race is going to the person named on his racing bib.

Our office appreciates this as well as the recipients!! Way to go Mike and we wish you a healthy and fun racing series!!

Surviving The Race (PDF)

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January 6th, 2015

We would like to share a survivorship story with you written by one of our patients. Mike Hammond now competes in the Playmakers Mid-Michigan running series.

Surviving The Race (PDF)

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June 12th, 2014

Happy New Year and spring has finally arrived. We were busy filling our bird feeders this year for our long Michigan winter.

We welcome to our practice Kasandra Risch. Her bio will be coming soon and you can read about her under the link to our practice. Kasandra is a nurse practitioner that comes to us with lots of oncology experience from the inpatient setting. We are all excited to have her as a wonderful addition to our team.

This past fall we participated in the Hike for Hospice and Making Strides for Breast Cancer as a couple of our community projects. Relay for Life will be coming up and we encourage anyone to participate, it is a lot of fun. I think most towns are hosting these events now.

We have new children and grandchildren that we are all enjoying from several of our staff here at Red Cedar Oncology.

We continue to move forward with electronic medical records and all the challenges that go along with the ever changing landscape of medicine.

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September 17th, 2013

As required by law, the Red Cedar Oncology HIPAA privacy notice has been posted online. You can view it here in PDF format. It's also available in the office policies section of our site.

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August 13th, 2013

Our students have come and gone. You can see one of the bird feeders that they made for our wetland area outside of our chemo room windows. They also helped make bracelets and entertain those in our lobby. We are really happy that they chose our office to be their community project.

We said goodbye and good luck to our Nurse Practitioner Deb Nosotti. Deb took a job in Orlando at MD Anderson clinic. She will continue her oncology experience there. They are lucky to have her!

Upcoming events for Red Cedar Oncology will be the Hike for Hospice in September at Granger Meadow Park and then the Making Strides walk in October. The Making Strides is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Hike for Hospice fund raiser is for Hospice House of Mid Michigan at St. Lawrence Campus of Sparrow Hospital. Both of these events are very fun to participate in and we welcome all of you to join in!

We also want to say thank you to all of our patients who have taken the time to support community oncology. We are certainly in some challenging times with the Medicare changes taking place.

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March 13th, 2013

Please help us welcome these students to our office. We are so excited that they chose us to be a part of their project. We will be handing out their survey for our patients to fill out over the next week. Based on those findings they will come back and complete their project.

About CAHEP: We are a group of high school students that are involved in a program called Capital Area Healthcare Education Partnership (CAHEP). The mission of CAHEP is to obtain an education in a professional environment about the healthcare system through hands-on experiences, and to gain knowledge of healthcare professions that will help develop our career paths. One of our assignments is to identify a community that has a need and then try to fix the need.

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January 9th, 2013

Welcome 2013!

Week one of the New Year is finished. Thank you for paying your copays up front, this has saved us from sending out many monthly statements which can be costly. All of us at Red Cedar Oncology have many new challenges in the medical field for the New Year. The ever changing electronic medical records requirements are one our challenges and we do appreciate your patience while we ask you questions or ask you to fill out more paperwork. The many different systems used by other facilities from lab and x-ray to the hospitals to be able to "communicate" to each other has been a learning experience. The ability to look at a chart electronically is nice. If more than one person needs to be looking at the chart we can do that too. We do not miss having paper charts!!

We would like to thank everyone for their holiday gifts to our staff. It was a great holiday season and we are looking forward to the New Year!

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October 30th, 2012

Many of us at Red Cedar Oncology enjoyed a Hike at Granger Meadow Park to support Sparrow Hospice Services. This picture shows some doves being released.

There were many exhibits and activities to participate in.

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October 28th, 2012

Red Cedar Oncology staff enjoyed a walk around downtown Lansing on Saturday, October 27th in our custom shirts! We were walking to support the American Cancer Society Making Strides to end breast cancer.

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September 28th, 2012

Some changes that you will notice at Red Cedar Oncology since our last update. Angela is married and as a handsome little boy. Angela moved north to be with her husband. In her place we now have Britten Kelley, you can see her bio under our practice tab. Kevin's addition to his family was another young man!! We all love it when they stop by to say hi.

Margie our biller retired, we wish her the best and hope she enjoys all of her travels and fun that she so deserves. We have hired Melissa Rowland to take her place. Melissa will have her bio on our website real soon. Some of you might know Melissa as she lives in the Charlotte area.

October is a month where the staff at Red Cedar participates in a couple of local events. Two of these events are coming up soon. On Sunday, October 7, 2012 the annual "Hike/Bike for Hospice" will be held at Granger Park Meadows, 1275 Granger Meadows Lane, Lansing, MI 48906. Please check out their website if you are interested in joining us. This activity is in a relaxed park atmosphere. Registration is at 11:00 and the Hike/Bike starts at 12:00. On Saturday, October 27, 2012 the annual "Making Strides", walk will be held in downtown Lansing at the State Capitol. This is a 4 mile walk. Registration is at 9:30 and the walk starts at 11:00. Stop by and join us!

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March 14th, 2012

This year we once again participated in the annual Hayes Green Beach HealthFest! Below are some pictures from the event.

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May 2nd, 2011

All of us here at Red Cedar Oncology are anxiously awaiting the warm weather, as we are sure you are as well. Hopefully, we will be seeing that sunshine soon!

In March, our office took part in the annual Hayes Green Beach Health fest. This was a wonderful event offered to the community that focused on health, health, wellness, and prevention. At our station, we saw approximately 100 people from the Charlotte community and provided helpful tips of healthy eating and cancer prevention.

Our cookbook, Recipes from Red Cedar, has been published. The book includes recipes from our staff and our patients. They are on sale for $10 and can be purchased at the check-out desk. All proceeds will benefit a charity of Red Cedar Oncology's choosing.

Judy, our Nurse Practitioner, has formed a cancer support group. We Can! is a support group for women that meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm. This group will focus on areas concerning personal health, body image, spirituality, sexual health, family, and fears of recurrence. If you are interested in joining the group or have further questions, contact Judy.

There are numerous Relay for Life events starting this month and continuing thru the summer. For those of you who are not familiar with Relay for Life, it is an event held for 24 hours to increase awareness about cancer and to raise money to support the American Cancer Society. With the money raised by this event, the American Cancer Society is able to reach out to those affected by cancer. They fund cancer research, provide education, and support early cancer detection. The American Cancer Society is also able to provide many free services to patients such as: rides to/from doctor or chemotherapy appointments, wigs, and makeovers to women who have are having a difficult time dealing with the physical changes of cancer and chemotherapy. Red Cedar Oncology proudly supports the Relay for Life of Charlotte. This year’s Relay in Charlotte is June 24th and June 25th. We encourage everybody to attend one of the local Relay for Life events!

There are soon to be two new arrivals in the Red Cedar Family! Kevin, one of our nurses, and his wife, Heather, are expecting their second child any day now. Angela, one of our medical assistants, and her husband, Lee are expecting their first child in June. We wish both families the best.

Wishing everyone a warm and fun summer!

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December 15th, 2010

It is hard to believe another year has flown by. This is our second winter here and we still love our location! Below are pictures of some visitors we have outside our windows!

Our office was involved in a number of fun activities throughout the year. In March we participated in the Hayes Green Beach Health Fest. This was a great opportunity for people to get free health information and health screenings. In June we participated in the Charlotte Relay For Life. This 24 hour event was a huge success, raising over $80,000 for the American Cancer Society. Dr. Rapson was one of the guest speakers who helped kick-off this awesome event. Lastly, in October we participated in the Hike for Hospice. Despite the wind, we still helped raise awareness about Sparrow Hospice Services.

There have been several other fun things within our office. We have been working on an office cookbook and are in the final editing stages. We will keep you all posted on its progress.

Several of our patients participated in the Oldham Project. This was a wonderful project that displayed the beauty of women who experienced a life-threatening or terminal illness. We were also fortunate to have a display of pictures by Lilly Oncology in our office. This display was a collection of artwork that described a patient's family, and/or caregiver's cancer journey.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2011!

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April 19th, 2010

Cooks Wanted!

Have a favorite recipe to donate to Red Cedar? Our office is putting together a cookbook full of our favorite recipes. We will be selling the book for $10. If you have a recipe you would like to put in the book, please e-mail Angela at Piechowskia@yahoo.com on or before May 28, 2010. If you are submitting a recipe PLEASE SPECIFY if you would like your name published in the cookbook. Thank you from Red Cedar Oncology.

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February 3rd, 2010

There are several upcoming events within the community that we will be participating in. Mark your calendars! We would love to see you there!

What: Charlotte Relay for Life Kick-Off
Where: Charlotte Senior Center
When: Tuesday, February 9that 6pm
Come and learn more about Relay for Life and how to be a part of this life-changing event.

What: Hayes Green Beach HealthFest
Where: Hayes Green Beach Hospital, Charlotte
When: Saturday, March 6th from 8am to 11:30am
Come out and participate in this great event. There are tons of displays, free health screenings, and an emergency services demonstration.

What: Charlotte Relay for Life
Where: Charlotte High School
When: Friday, June 25th to Saturday, June 26th
Join us and hundreds of others in celebrating those who have had or who are battling cancer, remembering those who have lost the battle to cancer, and fighting back against this horrible disease.

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January 26th, 2010

We are enjoying our new location. Bird feeders were gifted to our office and we wanted to share our enjoyment through our website. Here are pictures of just some of the wildlife and beauty that we are able to observe through the back side of our building.

Our patients are really enjoying the variety of birds and those squirrels are hilarious. They are very well fed for the winter and can really flatten themselves out to get that sunflower seed!!

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October 5th, 2009

Over the weekend we participated in the Hike for Hospice. Below are some pictures from the event!

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August 26th, 2009

As most of you are aware, we have moved into our new office. We are settling in nicely. We really enjoy all of the extra space and worry-free parking. So far, all of our patients seem to enjoy it as well. We are planning on an open house sometime this fall. We invite everyone to join us and check out our new place. We will keep you posted on the date and time.

We participated in the Charlotte Relay for Life in June. Even though we were rained out on Friday, there was a great turnout on Saturday. We are very proud of all those who worked towards making our second year a success. We thank all those who donated their money and time. A special thanks goes out to our "worker bees" who worked so hard to make cancer bracelets. Without the sale of these bracelets we would not have gone over our fundraising goal. Team Red Cedar Oncology walked 868 laps (or 217 miles) and raised over $3,900. Way to go! (And for those of you wondering about these cancer bracelets... we will resume making them in the fall. Keep an eye out for them!)

We are also going to participate in the Hike for Hospice on Sunday, October 4th. It is going to be held at Hawk Island Park. We invite everyone to join us and find out what Hospice is and what they can do. It truly is a nice event with plenty of fun activities.

We will keep you posted of things to come. Have a great remainder of summer!

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July 30th, 2009

Out with the old, in with the new! We are happy to say our move is complete and below are some pictures. Feedback from visitors has been positive! We hope you enjoy the office as much as we do.

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June 24th, 2009

Red Cedar Oncology at Relay for Life June 19th and 20th, 2009!

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June 16th, 2009

Lynnette, Sue and their husbands participated in the Walk for Life Golf Outing on May 31st, 2009!

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May 15th, 2009

Pictures from the most recent walkthrough of our new office!

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April 8th, 2009

Well it has been quite a while since our news has been updated. We hope that 2009 has treated you well so far. On March 7th, we again participated in the Hayes Green Beach Health Fest. We enjoyed this very much and loved handing out special prizes to all those who spun our prize wheel. On June 19th and 20th, we will participate in the Charlotte Relay for Life. This will be our second year taking part in this event and we are looking forward to it. For those of you not familiar with this event, Relay for Life is a 24 hour event designed to raise money towards the fight against cancer. We invite all of our patients, friends, and family to participate in this event or join our team. Check out the Relay for Life on the web at http://www.relayforlife.org/charlottemi

We have definitely come a long way implementing our Electronic Medical Records. We have been working on this for over a year and are happy with our progress. We still have some minor glitches that are being worked out so please be patient with us.

We are happy to announce we will be moving our office this summer. See pictures of it below! We are looking forward to having a larger office. We will give you all more information on our move closer to this summer.

Have a great spring!

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