Shannon Oncology Center
The outpatient oncology unit provides oncology services: chemotherapy administration, administration of blood and blood products, short- and long-term monitoring of the patient's response to medications/oncology treatments, and patient/family teaching for referred patients. A patient navigator is available to walk patients through the chemotherapy process and also assist them with their questions. A social worker and dietitian are also available to help patients with different needs.
The Shannon Oncology Center provides a comprehensive continuum of services for cancer care and is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To ensure a healing and relaxing atmosphere, the center is equipped with:
- 13 outpatient chemotherapy chair stations, each equipped with a television
- Seven exam rooms
- Fully-staffed pharmacy
- Patient education room
- Spacious waiting area with a relaxing water feature
- Primary nurses assigned to each patient
- Licensed dietitian available to patients
- Social worker on staff
The center has multiple health professionals and experts on staff to ensure exceptional care is delivered to each and every patient.
The patient navigator, a registered nurse, teaches patients about the type of treatment they will undergo and educates them about their particular disease. The navigator is the first contact patients have after learning of their disease and prognosis and also makes courtesy visits to all cancer patients in the hospital.