Relocating Cancer Services

Date: 2020-09-06 01:35:40

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It houses the latest cancer treatments, therapies, and technology—The Regional Cancer Center offers patients outpatient cancer care including counseling, physical therapy, and palliative care. “As part of our cancer program, we have discussed many times amongst other providers in town about whether this community could really support a cancer hospital and we really felt that there were enough patients in this town that multidisciplinary care was very important,” said Dr. Mark Bloomston, a surgical oncologist on the medical staff of Lee Health.

As part of the renovation at Gulf Coast Medical Center, a new floor will now be dedicated to providing inpatient cancer care. “Having this space is good for the patients, for the families, it gives them adequate room to recover from their treatments, to go through their diagnostic workup, and it brings all these cancer providers together under one roof,” he said.

The new location offers 100 patient beds, inpatient chemotherapy, robotic surgeries, and ICU units specifically for cancer patients. “We’re going to make it more efficient for patients to go through their workup, they are going to get better treatment, we are going to have all of our diagnostic resources available together in one location,” Dr. Bloomston said.

Offering patients a place close to home where they can receive a multidisciplinary approach to inpatient cancer care.

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