New, $1.75 Million Center Will Include New Infusion Center with 22 Chairs
BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 29, 2018)—Sixteen oncology experts from the MedStar Health Cancer Network will be under the same roof, expanding patient access to oncology care, with the opening of the MedStar Franklin Square Cancer Center at Loch Raven Campus, April 9th.
Located in the Russell Morgan building of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, the 7,800-square-foot, $1.75 million renovated space will include a state-of-the-art infusion center with 22 treatment chairs, providing IV therapy of all types including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and iron infusions.
The new location will include a pharmacy, a clinical trials program, screening programs including 3-D mammograms and lung CT scans, an on-site MRI machine, ultrasounds, mammography, and radiation therapy including a Linear Accelerator machine.
A multi-disciplinary team of cancer specialists will include breast surgeons, medical oncologists, a genetic counselor, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, a surgical oncologist, and an oncology-trained team of nurses, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians.
“Having all of these services together will make for a much more robust patient experience,” said Linda Rogers, RN, CPA, MBA, vice president of oncology and related services for the MedStar Health Baltimore region. “Our clinicians will be able to better communicate patient cases with each other face to face, quickly order medications from the on-site pharmacy, and benefit from ongoing clinical research. Our patients will benefit from having their entire medical team, testing, medications and infusion therapies under one roof.”
Patients will also have access to support services including financial counseling, flexible scheduling, free community education including smoking cessation, free parking and a free shuttle service to and from MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
To make an appointment, call 443-444-3991.
About the MedStar Health Cancer Network
The MedStar Health Cancer Network, comprised of MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor, and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals, represents a true collaboration in oncology care. Our dedicated team of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, and cancer support staff collaborate to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of cancer patients and their families throughout the greater Baltimore region. Our goal is to provide evidenced-based, quality care with a focus on service and easy access.
The Cancer Network has recently been granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The Cancer Network is committed to delivering the highest standards of care—this national endorsement further validates the quality of care its experts provide to cancer patients in the Baltimore community.
Our oncology experts provide all the cancer treatments you expect, plus some you might not. Treatments are always supported or driven by the latest research, including such sophisticated offerings as CyberKnife radiation, leading clinical trials, targeted therapies, and minimally invasive surgery—endoscopic, laparoscopic, or robotic-assisted. Our physicians, including a dedicated orthopaedic oncology team, are specially trained to treat complex cancers. Our seamless oncology care is backed by electronic medical records and top support services like genetic counseling and cancer rehab.