MD Anderson Cancer Network affiliation brings a new level of cancer care
to Frederick County.
Frederick Regional Health System is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer
Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, whose mission is
to end cancer by collaborating with hospitals and health systems nationwide.
We are the first and only health system in Maryland to become a certified
member of MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of MD Anderson Cancer
Center, a national leader in cancer care.
2 Leaders, 1 Mission. #endcancer
With combined expertise, Frederick Regional Health System and MD Anderson
Cancer Network help patients receive high quality care close to home.
Certified membership is a quality improvement program based on the MD
Anderson approach to multidisciplinary cancer care. Members have access
to MD Anderson’s evidence-based clinical guidelines and best practices,
as well as nationally accepted quality indicators, to improve and standardize
the quality of their oncology program.
This network combines the best of what we do locally with the expertise
of a national leader.
Learn more about what our MD Anderson Cancer Network affiliation means to you
Meet real patients who have joined us in the fight to #endcancer.
Throughout the campaign, you’ll meet several inspiring patients who
turned to the greatest minds in cancer care here in Frederick County,
Becky Baquet, 61, is a breast cancer survivor who says her radiation techs at FRHS empowered
her to keep fighting. FRHS was the convenient option for Becky—she
was able to continue working at Montgomery County Public Schools throughout
her care. After treatment, Becky joined the FMH Fitness and Nutrition
for Survivors (FANS) program and continues to make exercise a priority
in her life.
Rick Wolfe, 73, is a military veteran and retired government employee who was diagnosed
with stage IV lung cancer in 2015. When he was diagnosed, a friend recommended
that Rick drive to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas for cancer treatment.
Little did he know that FRHS would become a certified member that same year.
Kathy Iverson, 59, is a breast cancer survivor who worked her way to a healthy weight and
improved strength and energy levels through the FMH Fitness and Nutrition
for Survivors (FANS) program. During treatment, Kathy’s prayer was
to live to one day meet her grandchildren. Today, Kathy, her daughter,
and her granddaughter are happy and healthy.
Lois Jarman, 55, is a breast cancer survivor, the director of Shepherd University’s
Intensive English Language Program, and a former Frederick County Public
Schools teacher for 25 years. Lois has volunteered with FRHS for almost
20 years. After her first meeting with Dr. Susan Bahl, she “had
no desire to go anywhere else” for treatment, she says.
Lucy King, 73, a breast cancer survivor, was thrilled when she learned that FRHS was
affiliated with MD Anderson. Her parents lived in Houston near the MD
Anderson Cancer Center, and their team treated both her father and niece.
Part of her success story is Ballenger Creek Elementary School, where
she worked as a special education instructional assistant—the staff
(her friends) were incredibly supportive and gave her extra time off for
James Merkel, 77, is a lung cancer survivor who appreciated that his surgery was so close
to home. James says he experienced virtually no pain but a few laughs,
thanks to Dr. Maurice Smith. His jovial, upbeat attitude, professionalism,
and expertise gave James and his family a lot of confidence during his surgery.
These inspiring individuals are helping us spread the word about our mission
Get a behind the scenes look at real patients who participated in a recent