ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Opens New Cancer and Infusion Center
posted on: 09/24/2012
FOSTORIA, OHIO, Sept. 24, 2012 – Today, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital opened a new Cancer and Infusion Center. The $710,000 project was completed by Fostoria-based Whitta Construction.
New Cancer and Infusion Center
The facility spans more than 4,000-square-feet and includes a private, convenient entrance for patients and their families as well as nine treatment rooms and a separate area for physician consultations and exams. The private treatment areas feature natural light, personal TVs, and serene artwork created and donated by William Horvath, MD, hematology/oncology, ProMedica Physicians. Additional renovations were made to the laboratory and inpatient pharmacy to support cancer and infusion services as well as advancing technology and equipment needs.
“We had several very important goals in mind when making plans for the new Cancer and Infusion Center,” said Dan Schwanke, president, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. “Provide better access, enhance privacy, and create a more attractive and comfortable environment for healing for our patients and families.”
The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center is part of the ProMedica Cancer Institute which offers comprehensive cancer care to patients across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Its central hub and the region’s largest provider of radiation therapy is Hickman Cancer Center at ProMedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio. It is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer® for achieving a rigorous set of clinical care and programmatic standards for providing quality cancer care to patients.
“The cancer program in Fostoria has a long-standing tradition of supporting the community by offering health screenings and wide-ranging patient support services,” said Ann Kujawa, associate vice president, ProMedica Cancer Institute. “The center provides an expanded new healing environment that gives Fostoria residents access to specialized cancer care available within our comprehensive institute.”
For more information about ProMedica Cancer Institute, visit http://www.promedica.org/cancer.
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is a member of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 14,300 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians – with more than 400 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 11 hospitals and more than 306 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity.