“The ideas and feedback of cancer center patients and their families were valued and incorporated into the plans to bring comprehensive cancer care to Yuma. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this facility and this program. "
Yuma, AZ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Yuma Regional Cancer Center Officially Opens
State-of-the-art facility and complementary therapies brings comprehensive cancer care to Yuma, Arizona.
The 38,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Yuma Regional Cancer Center has officially opened. A Mayo Clinic Care Network member since 2012, the program includes services such as open, semi-private and private infusion rooms, oncology pharmacy, laboratory, massage therapy, American Cancer Society Resource Center, hematology, rehabilitation center, a pain management program and a comprehensive research program with an emphasis on collaborative genetic treatment.
The new community cancer center meets the needs of the Yuma community by providing comprehensive cancer care close to home, eliminating the need for many patients and families to travel to receive care.
The new Cancer Center program includes seven oncologists, as well as a physicist, infusion nurses, radiation therapists, nurse navigators, pharmacy staff, clinical assistants, financial staff, registration staff, supportive care staff, schedulers, medical record specialists, cancer registrar, lab staff and administrators. In five years, it is projected that the Cancer Center will have more than 60 full time employees.
“The new Yuma Regional Cancer Center truly is owned by this community,” said Camie Overton, Acting CEO for Yuma Regional Medical Center. “The ideas and feedback of cancer center patients and their families were valued and incorporated into the plans to bring comprehensive cancer care to Yuma. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this facility and this program. From our oncologists to our architect, builders, administration, staff and community members, this is a dream come true.”
The Yuma Regional Cancer Center building was designed by ARCHSOL and built by Okland Construction in conjunction with Yuma-based general contractor Merrill-Walker Builders.
Yuma Regional Cancer Center is a free-standing department of Yuma Regional Medical Center with five medical oncologists and two radiation oncologists, providing comprehensive cancer care for Yuma County and surrounding areas. The program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as the American College of Radiology. Yuma Regional Cancer Center has been a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network since December 2012, offering our patients and physicians access to advanced medical information and physician collaboration. Other services offered by the Yuma Regional Cancer Center include: medical oncology, radiation oncology, pharmacy, lab, support services, patient navigators, complementary therapies and clinical research. For more information, visit http://www.yumaregional.org/cancercare.
Yuma Regional Medical Center is a 406-bed, not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to the residents of Yuma and the surrounding communities in southwestern Arizona. The YRMC team includes over 2,000 employees, 300 doctors and hundreds of volunteers who work closely together to create a welcoming, caring, and compassionate environment for patients and their families.
Jenn Lotz or Shay Andres
jlotz(at)yumaregional(dot)org or sandres(at)yumaregional(dot)org
928-336-7546 or 928-336-7595