Spotlight: Community Cancer Center
Located on the grounds of Mercy Medical Center, this independent Community Cancer Center is a registered nonprofit with a robust outreach and supportive services program that complements its oncology services. Cancer support groups are offered four times per month and encompass all cancer types. The cancer center is also a participant in the newly launched Step It Up! Survivors program, an evidence-based exercise program made possible by a grant from the Knight Cancer Institute.
Spotlight: Cowell Family Cancer Center
Traverse City, Michigan
Cowell Family Cancer Center sees more than 1,800 new cases annually in Traverse City and in the 24 counties of rural Michigan. What sets Cowell apart in its multidisciplinary approach are its integrative and supportive services. This approach has decreased the time from diagnosis to treatment plan by 7 weeks (3 weeks vs. 10 weeks) on average. Another example of Cowell’s multi-disciplinary approach is its participation as a testing site in the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ Optimal Care Coordination Model.
Spotlight: Grand Valley Oncology
Grand Junction, Colorado
Grand Valley Oncology, a freestanding cancer care facility wholly owned by Community Hospital, provides full spectrum outpatient medical and radiation oncology services as well as robust survivorship and integrative therapies programs. Through its affiliation with the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, the cancer center is able to offer state-of-the-art clinical trials to this geographically disparate population.
Spotlight: James M. Stockman Cancer Institute
The James M. Stockman Cancer Institute, located in a newly constructed 62,000 square-foot building in the heart of Frederick County, is not a typical cancer care facility. From the exterior, it looks like an upscale three-story office building. Inside, however, is the calm and warmth that characterizes the type of care patients receive there. The Stockman Cancer Institute is a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network. Through this affiliation, the cancer center has access to the latest clinical algorithms and protocols, educational materials, and research. MD Anderson Cancer Network members have been certified in excellence for cancer care, and 16 physicians at Stockman Cancer Institute are certified by the network.
Spotlight: Georgetown Cancer Center
In August of 2009, Georgetown Cancer Center became a Commission on Cancer–accredited program, expanding its outreach and screening services further into the community. The cancer center, which is conveniently situated inside the 75-bed hospital, offers medical oncology services, including chemotherapy and infusion services (six treatment chairs and one treatment room), as well as pharmacy, rehabilitation, and laboratory services. Currently, the cancer center is staffed by one medical oncologist, five nurses, three PRN (per diem) nurses, and a full-time nurse navigator.
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