WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon officially opened its $13 million WellSpan Sechler Family Cancer Center on Jan. 4, 2016, offering comprehensive, integrated care to patients. This includes chemotherapy, infusion therapy and radiation treatment, which is a new addition to WellSpan Good Samaritan’s oncology program. The facility also features many support services, including physician offices, a pharmacy and a spiritual center, as well as offices for social workers and dietitians.
WellSpan’s goal with the WellSpan Sechler Family Cancer Center is to make treatment more seamless and convenient for cancer patients, who have an average of 80 medically related visits in the first year after their diagnosis. Our center focuses on treating the most common forms of cancer: breast, prostate, lung, colon and bladder.
An integrated center such as Sechler can cut the number of those visits in half because its team of caregivers will evaluate patients, plan their care and work to coordinate visits at the center.
This facility, along with WellSpan’s other cancer centers located in York, Gettysburg, Hanover and Ephrata, now collaborates with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. This collaboration brings additional resources to cancer patients in the area, such as access to expanded clinical trials, second opinions and referrals to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center for complex cases.
It is certified by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The WellSpan Sechler Family Cancer Center is a service of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital.
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