The University Medical Center Oncology Clinic is located on the first floor of the medical center. It has six clinic rooms and 12 treatment chairs. Services provided include initial evaluations, second-opinion consultations, clinical trial access, treatment administration and follow-up care. Patient centered care is provided by oncology-certified nurses and board-certified hematologist/oncologists. Additionally, services that support this outpatient center includes a hospital pharmacy, a laboratory, social services, nutritional services, behavioral health, imaging services and speech/occupational/physical therapy services. The imaging services available include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), ultrasonography (US), and nuclear imaging.
The Oncology Department provides the ONS (Oncology Nursing Society) Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course in-house. Unit RN staff are 100% ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certified with 36% as OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse). Chemotherapy/biotherapy RN certification is maintained through an annual skills/competency lab.
The UMC Oncology Care Center with a capacity of 28 patients is designed to provide quality patient care requiring health care services by prevention and/or treatment of any oncology/hematology illness and by the detection and treatment of complications related to these illnesses. The staff assists the patients with care, teaching, emotional support, and coping skills, independence and provides a cancer survivor support group for patients, families, and friends.