Cancer & Infusion CenterWatch the Business Journal's "3 Minutes With" Feature to learn more about SRMC's strategic partnership with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center for world-class cancer care.
SRMC's Cancer & Infusion Center is designed to meet our region's growing demand for local cancer services. The unit opened in 2015, thanks to over $1 million given by over 300 generous donors, and provides an outpatient setting for individuals to receive specialized intravenous (IV) medications for cancer treatment, along with other chronic health conditions not related to cancer.
IV therapies administered in the Infusion Center may include:
Chemotherapy for cancer treatment
Medications used for non-cancer related chronic diseases (examples: autoimmune diseases, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis)
Blood and blood product transfusions
IV fluid hydration therapy
The unit features:
A Community Infusion Center with 6 patient care stations for those who wish to receive therapy in a more social, group setting
15 Private Treatment Bays
4 Private Treatment Rooms
6 Exam Rooms
A Laboratory services room
An Educational Resource Center
A 12-person Conference Room
A Patient Boutique, featuring wigs, hats and scarves
A Strategic Partnership for World-Class Care
Celebrating the announcement of the UH Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC are: (l-r) Dr. Ayla Kessler, Medical Director of the UH Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC; Dr. Anita Hackstedde, SRMC President/CEO; Dr. Zoraida Mendez, Medical Oncologist; Linda Mangosh, VP of Operations, UH Seidman Cancer Center; Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer, SRMC Chief of Staff; Matt Bender, SRMC Board Chair and Dr. William Demas, Radiation Oncologist.
SRMC has collaborated with the University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center to offer a full complement of medical and radiation oncology services, and provide patients with local access to advanced cancer treatments and clinical trials. SRMC chose to partner with the UH Seidman Cancer Center (UHSCC) because of its strong reputation in world-class cancer care. As a member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University, the UHSCC is one of only 47 centers in the nation to be designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and is recognized by US News & World Report as one of the top hospitals for cancer care in the country. In addition, UHSCC is a leading researcher involved in the discovery of new forms of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
UH Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC Physicians
Ayla Kessler, M.D., is the medical director of the program and joins Zoraida Mendez, M.D., to provide medical hematology and oncology care for SRMC's patients.
William Demas, M.D., and Michael Seider, M.D., provide radiation oncology services in SRMC's Salem Medical Arts Building. In early 2018, SRMC will install a new, advanced linear accelerator to provide patients with the latest radiation treatment options.
"The goal of the UH Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC is to ensure that patients seeking diagnosis and treatment for cancer will receive state-of-the-art care, innovative opportunities for treatment, and an extraordinary experience of care that offers renewed hope in their battle against cancer."
~Anita Hackstedde, M.D., SRMC President & CEO
Cancer and Infusion Center HoursMonday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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