2018-19 Cancer Network Annual Report

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Sentara Cancer Network Cancer Centers

Sentara Cancer Network is dedicated to making the diagnostic and treatment process as easy and stress-free as possible for patients and caregivers. We realize that people diagnosed with cancer often have multiple appointments with specialists in a single day. We continue to look for ways to streamline the care process so that patients have more time to focus on healing.

The 12 acute care hospitals and two dedicated cancer centers that comprise the Sentara Cancer Network serve as strong community assets throughout the region by providing comprehensive services close to where people live and work. For years, Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center and Sentara Martha Jefferson Cancer Center have been providing outpatient care and support services in centralized, comprehensive settings. Sentara Healthcare is drawing on the successes of these cancer centers to create a new cancer center on the Sentara Leigh Hospital campus in Norfolk.

Under Construction: New Sentara Cancer Center, Opening 2020

Sentara Healthcare has invested $93.5 million to build the Sentara Cancer Center. This new center will bring together expert care teams from Sentara Medical Group, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Virginia Oncology Associates, and other community physicians to provide compassionate, personalized cancer care. Our 253,000-square-foot facility is set to open in 2020.

Patient and caregiver input was instrumental in creating the center, which will feature:

Centralized cancer services: Sentara Cancer Center brings all members of a patient’s care team together under one roof to address needs in a healing environment. Patients will be able to receive same-day consultations from specialists across a variety of disciplines. This co-location allows for more fully integrated palliative care, rehabilitation and survivorship programs, as well as enhancement of wellness and chemo prevention programs.

Support services: The center provides streamlined access to important support services, including support groups for patients and caregivers, financial counseling, nutritional counseling, supplementary services like massage and mastectomy tattooing, as well as a retail center.

Research partnerships: Our increased collaboration with Virginia Oncology Associates, Eastern Virginia Medical School and numerous clinical community partners will allow us to put the latest research findings into action through clinical trials. Physicians will be able to seamlessly translate clinical research findings into the latest cancer treatments and advanced technology directly to patients.

Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center

The Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center is a Commission on Cancer-recognized Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, serving the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and its surrounding counties. Its highly skilled cancer specialists utilize advanced technology, including Breast Molecular Imaging, for early diagnosis and to collaboratively treat all solid tumors as well as benign and malignant hematological disorders. Individualized, targeted treatment is paired with supportive services including patient psychosocial counseling, nutritional care, survivorship classes, massage and a retail Image Recovery—all available onsite.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Cancer Center

The Sentara Martha Jefferson Cancer Center in Charlottesville, also a designated Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, offers innovative, comprehensive care for all solid tumors as well as benign and malignant hematological disorders. Cancer specialists utilize weekly general and breast tumor boards and biweekly rectal tumor boards for multidisciplinary discussion regarding diagnosis and treatment. The most advanced treatment is available including targeted and biological therapies and Varian’s Calypso® soft tissue Beacon® transponders for radiation. Supportive services include a financial counselor, chair massage, a social worker, RN Navigators, dietician, Certified Genetic Counselor and support groups.