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Comprehensive Cancer Center: Where hope lives


Clinical trial supports pursuit of continuous improvement

Community Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center is conducting a clinical trial to evaluate whether providing enhanced patient navigation services to cancer patients can help them overcome barriers to care, ranging from the need for practical support (transportation to and from appointments, health insurance, co-payments, and other financial barriers) to a lack of care coordination (falling through the cracks between one doctor or service and another). The hope is to lessen the distress cancer patients can experience.

Our cancer program and your doctors are committed to continuously improving the care and services we provide. Studies like this one -- that involve actual cancer patients like you — are the best way of determining if a new treatment or service is safe, effective, and will work better than a current treatment or service.

Learn more about this important research and how you can participate in improving the care and experience of cancer patients in our community.

A cancer diagnosis is life-changing. But, for many, it's no longer a terminal illness. It is, however, the beginning of a challenging journey.

We can help you navigate the expected and the unexpected. We offer treatment through surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, as well as unique, personalized support:

  • An oncology nurse educator, working with patients one-on-one
  • A social worker to help guide patients and families through the healthcare system and provide emotional support and financial guidance
  • A survivorship class series, covering nutrition, stress, exercise, and more
  • Support groups and classes

Cancer Center quality

Cancer programs use a lot of adjectives to describe themselves and the work they do. But are the words supported by meaningful, independent measurements that can be compared against other programs? Ours are.

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer is the credentialing organization for our cancer program. It collects data from cancer-care programs, assessing whether and how they follow established standards of care for major cancers. The information is available on the internet, and enables the public to compare individual programs to each other and to regional, state, and national results.

Learn more and see our results

Award-winning care that's close to home

We have received the highest accreditation available to a community hospital, and are honored to have been recognized with the Commission on Cancer, Outstanding Achievement Award.

These guidelines include:

  • Quality care close to home
  • Comprehensive care offering state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multi-specialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options available to cancer patients
  • Access to cancer-related information, education, and support
  • Participation in clinical trials and new treatment options

Our cancer center

The 24,000-square-foot Comprehensive Cancer Center includes private consultation and exam rooms, two radiation therapy suites and a state-of-the-art linear accelerator, and the Health Resource Library. We also have an adjacent outpatient infusion center and a dedicated inpatient unit. Patients receiving treatment will also enjoy complementary services including valet parking and music at the bedside.

If you need to be admitted to the hospital, our patient rooms are private, and each one is furnished with a comfortable daybed so a family member or friend can stay with you. Additionally, we offer many classes and support groups for caregivers.

A full spectrum of care

From cancer prevention and screenings to end-of-life care, you and your family will find all the resources you need right here at Community Hospital. We strive to provide a seamless experience as patients move from one stage of treatment to the next.

Learn more about our services

Clinical trial supports pursuit of continuous improvement

Live longer. Live stronger.

ive longer. Live stronger.

Finishing cancer treatment is a major milestone — and so is the next step toward long-term, healthy survivorship. Work with expert faculty on nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise and fitness to take control.

Learn more about this class series and others offered by the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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