Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital expands cancer services
Hermann Cancer Center-Southeast, located at Memorial Hermann
Southeast Hospital, recently expanded its suite of cancer services to
better meet the needs of patients in communities in southeast Houston and the
Bay Area. With the addition of upgraded technology and an expanded outpatient
intravenous therapy suite, patients now have access to a higher level of
comprehensive cancer care from diagnosis to surgery and treatment.
our cancer expertise and growing our services was one of our major initiatives
this past year because we wanted to provide comprehensive care under one roof
for our patients and keep them close to home. Patients can now be diagnosed,
receive chemotherapy, have surgical procedures and return for any additional
therapy here at Memorial Hermann Southeast,” said Kyle Price, Senior Vice President
and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann
part of the expansion, new physicians have joined the Cancer Center, including
physicians affiliated with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. The addition of
these affiliated physicians creates a well-rounded multispecialty group of
oncology experts who can treat most major types and aspects of cancer and provide
comprehensive collaborative care. Affiliated and board-certified subspecialists
include medical oncology and radiation oncology, as well as specialists in
surgical oncology, including breast, pancreatic, liver, sarcoma and melanoma;
gynecologic oncology; thoracic and lung surgery; colorectal surgery; and
newly renovated Outpatient IV Therapy suite provides a larger area with
comfortable chairs and televisions for patients to feel more at home as they
undergo treatment. Treatments available at the therapy suite include
chemotherapy infusions, immunotherapy, blood transfusions, and IV
wanted to make our patients feel welcomed and comfortable as they undergo their
treatment,” Price said.
the IV Therapy Suite, oncology-certified nurses provide continuous monitoring
and assessment of patients throughout their treatment in the suite.
the landscape of cancer care continues to change rapidly, having nurses that
hold oncology certifications ensures that our patients visiting the IV Therapy
Suite are being cared for by those possessing specialized knowledge and
experience in cancer care,” Price said.
Cancer Center also added oncology
nurse navigators, who serve as a central point of contact for patients and
treatment team members. “We are glad that we are able to serve as a guide
through treatment and provide emotional and educational support for patients and
their families all while helping them to coordinate their care,” said Krystie
Fenton, Oncology Nurse Navigator at Memorial Hermann Southeast.
have access to the latest in minimally invasive technology and targeted therapy
through the addition of four new machines. These new machines include the da
Vinci Surgical System; iLogic Electromagnetic Navigration Bronchoscopy; Linac
radiation machine and the Civco Blok Pro respiratory gating device.
opening in 2007, the Cancer Center has been committed to offering patients in southeast
Houston and surrounding communities the most advanced and comprehensive cancer
care and treatment options. From routine
screenings to complex treatment, the Cancer Center brings together world-class
skill and breakthrough technology to deliver optimal outcomes.