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New Cancer Center Nears Completion
William
Nahhas,
Medical
Gynecologicthe
Oncology
Center offers multiple radiation
The
January
2013 MD,
opening
of theDirector,
Comprehensive
world. TrueBeam
Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital South will
therapy modalities, including stereotactic
transform cancer treatment in the Dayton area.
radiosurgery, with capability for dose rates that
are 40-140 percent greater than most acceleraDeveloped by Miami Valley Hospital in
tors. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-invasive
collaboration with Dayton Physicians Network,
approach for treating some cancers, often in as
the center will bring all aspects of outpatient
few as one to five sessions.
cancer care within one location close to home.
Over 40 physicians will provide multidisciplinary
Medical oncology services will also be provided
care at the 87,000-square-foot facility.
by Dayton Physicians Network. The medical
oncology offices include 11 treatment spaces for
The new center will house services that help
chemotherapy and other infused treatments.
cancer patients and their families address all
aspects of cancer treatment. In addition to the
Miami Valley Hospital’s Gynecologic Oncology
standard treatments of chemotherapy, radiation
Center will relocate from the MVH main
therapy and surgery, the center will offer
campus. The Gynecologic Oncology Center
complementary medicine programs for
includes a separate, dedicated infusion area
symptom management, emotional and spiritual
accommodating eight patients.
health, survivorship and overall well-being. Nurse
Surgical oncologists from Wright State Physicians
navigator programs will be expanded and the
also will have a full-time office within the cancer
center will offer the services of a dedicated
center. The Liver Cancer Center of Ohio, the only
oncology social worker, oncology dietician, and
program of its kind in the region, will be relocated
cancer resource coordinator.
to this space. The center brings together some
Extensive thought has gone into the cancer
of the area’s top interventional radiologists and
center’s design to create a healing environment
hepatobiliary surgeons to offer coordinated,
that promotes seamless patient flow throughout
personalized treatment in collaboration with
the many specialized care providers. Patients
a patient’s other care providers.
and families will find serene, restful spaces –
In addition to these multidisciplinary medical
from floor to ceiling windows overlooking a
services, patients and their families will have
one-of-a-kind healing garden in the center’s
access to a dedicated, staffed Cancer Resource
infusion areas to a peaceful meditation room
Library. Another convenience is a CompuNet
surrounding a tree sculpture whose branches
Clinical Laboratories testing center staffed by
reach upward.
technicians skilled in meeting the unique needs
Dayton Physicians Network’s Radiation Oncology
of patients with cancer. A beautiful conference
Services will provide radiation therapy in the
center on the first floor will accommodate up
Comprehensive Cancer Center. Patients will
to 100 people for educational and supportive
benefit from treatment with the TrueBeam linear
programs for patients, families, physicians and
accelerator, one of the most advanced devices in
staff.
2 • Miami Valley Hospital