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"I was not treated like a number, a case, a tumor. I was treated as a person who happened to have cancer."
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|The newly-renovated radiation oncology department, completed in April 2013, is one example of our commitment to providing high quality healthcare to our patients. We have improved our ability to deliver treatment in an environment that is comfortable, safe and efficient and truly designed to put the needs of the patient and their loved ones first.
Reflecting the needs and concerns for our gender-specific patients, the renovated Center now offers private waiting areas for both men and women. The distinctly separate atmospheres help our patients feel more at ease when they come for routine screenings, testing or follow-up visits.
Nursing Care Area
With spaciousness and a centralized location in mind, the new nursing care area includes patient bays and a triage room to allow for better responsiveness for both the needs of our patients and staff.
Patients and visitors will see a vastly different registration area to welcome patients checking in for their appointments. A spacious new waiting area and better navigation signage are designed to make visits easier and more comfortable for patients and family members.
The department's interior layout and design allows for more space for testing bringing our total number of exam rooms to six.
The new physician workroom gives our physicians a conveniently located space near the treatment planning room and treatment technology. Physicians are able to collaborate together to leverage their years of clinical experience to observe and review different images depicted through our state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic technologies and tests.
Treatment Planning Room
Our new area is a more efficiently-designed space located closer to the physician workroom and treatment technology. Our experienced team constructs personalized treatment plans for our patients, including radiation dosage and the total number of treatment days depending on the size and location of the cancer.
High-dose Radiation Room
The new room allows for more efficient workflow for the physicians and staff when treating high-dose radiation patients. This, in turn, creates a better experience for the patient.
The conference room is specially-designed to accommodate the needs of not only staff, but patients and family members as well. Whether it is needed for educational programs, teleconferences or meetings, the room offers space and comfort for all attendees.