Spotlight: Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, MaineGeneral Medical Center
The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care sits on MaineGeneral Medical Center’s campus and provides oncology services through its standalone suite, which includes 24 infusion chairs and four procedure rooms and its “Open Access Clinic,” a symptom management clinic that allows patients to come in as needed for care. The cancer center staff includes 2 radiation oncologists, 5 medical oncologists, 6 advance practice providers, 24 oncology certified nurses, 5 point-of-entry nurse navigators, 8 clinical navigators, and 2 on-site financial counselors.
Spotlight: Central Peninsula Oncology
For patients with cancer and their families, the opening of Central Peninsula Oncology in
2017 has brought cancer services together in one location within Central Peninsula Hospital. Today, more than 95 percent of the area’s patients with cancer receive care locally, with only about 5 percent needing referrals to Seattle, Wash., or other facilities in the “lower 49” for uncommon cancers or second opinions.
Spotlight: Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Operating the Inova Schar Cancer Institute requires a significant number of staff. The cancer center serves a densely populated region and is projected to see 7,000 new patients by 2020. Serving that population are more than 1,000 employees whom Inova directly employs, including more than 50 physicians, 15 advanced practice providers, 75 nurses, 23 pharmacists, and 20 financial counselors. The new cancer institute also serves as the working space of a network of physicians, researchers, oncology nurse navigators, genetic counselors, scientific partners, and
supportive care experts.
Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center - Round Rock
McLaren Hospital Flint
West Cancer Center