Spotlight: Central Peninsula Oncology
For patients with cancer and their families, the opening of Central Peninsula Oncology in
2017 has brought cancer services together in one location within Central Peninsula Hospital. Today, more than 95 percent of the area’s patients with cancer receive care locally, with only about 5 percent needing referrals to Seattle, Wash., or other facilities in the “lower 49” for uncommon cancers or second opinions.
Spotlight: Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Operating the Inova Schar Cancer Institute requires a significant number of staff. The cancer center serves a densely populated region and is projected to see 7,000 new patients by 2020. Serving that population are more than 1,000 employees whom Inova directly employs, including more than 50 physicians, 15 advanced practice providers, 75 nurses, 23 pharmacists, and 20 financial counselors. The new cancer institute also serves as the working space of a network of physicians, researchers, oncology nurse navigators, genetic counselors, scientific partners, and
supportive care experts.
Spotlight: Johnston Hematology Oncology
Smithfield, North Carolina
Johnston Hematology Oncology has two locations in the towns of Smithfield and Clayton, each offering the same services. The centers are each staffed with 2 Duke medical oncologists, a Duke nurse practitioner, 12 nurses, 2 pharmacists, a nurse navigator, and an oncology social worker. Both locations provide hematology and medical oncology services and chemotherapy, including blood transfusion and hydration; radiation therapy is available at both sites through the joint
venture of Johnston Health and UNC REX Healthcare. Patients who require more intensive therapy, such as patients with acute leukemia, are referred to other UNC Health Care or Duke locations based on their location, insurance coverage, clinical trial candidacy, and other criteria.
Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center - Round Rock
McLaren Hospital Flint
West Cancer Center