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.
Spotlight: Johnston Hematology Oncology
Smithfield, North Carolina
Johnston Hematology Oncology has two locations in the towns of Smithfield and Clayton, each offering the same services. The centers are each staffed with 2 Duke medical oncologists, a Duke nurse practitioner, 12 nurses, 2 pharmacists, a nurse navigator, and an oncology social worker. Both locations provide hematology and medical oncology services and chemotherapy, including blood transfusion and hydration; radiation therapy is available at both sites through the joint
venture of Johnston Health and UNC REX Healthcare. Patients who require more intensive therapy, such as patients with acute leukemia, are referred to other UNC Health Care or Duke locations based on their location, insurance coverage, clinical trial candidacy, and other criteria.
Spotlight: Highlands Oncology Group
Highlands Oncology Group’s four clinical sites employ 400 staff members who collectively see nearly 6,000 patients each year. Among the staff are 11 medical oncologists, three radiation oncologists, two supportive care physicians, two surgeons, four social workers, two physical therapists, two massage therapists, 52 registered nurses, and one genetic counselor—all directly employed by Highlands. Four oncology pharmacists work in two specialty pharmacies, and a third pharmacy is opening in 2020.
Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center - Round Rock
McLaren Hospital Flint
West Cancer Center