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July 28, 2014, 2:18 am

Mercy Suburban Hospital opens cancer center

Mercy Suburban Hospital has unveiled the new Mercy Cancer Center.

Located on the hospital’s campus in East Norriton, the new center is a 12,000-square foot, two-story outpatient facility offering a comprehensive array of cancer care services to detect, diagnose and treat cancer. The new center will house brand-new equipment with an emphasis on advanced radiation technology. A newly acquired image-guided linear accelerator uses RapidArc technology to target tumors with tremendous speed and precision. High-dose-rate brachytherapy is available for delivering targeted radiation to cancerous sites while sparing surrounding tissue.

 “The new cancer center is the latest enhancement demonstrating our commitment to providing the most advanced cancer prevention, detection and treatment to the community, close to home,” said Jeffrey Snyder, CEO Mercy Suburban Hospital.

“Our goal is to promote healing in a modern, person-centered environment with complete access to all of our cancer experts and services in one place.”

The new facility features additional patient exam rooms and physician offices, plus a conference center for physician and patient education, cancer case reviews, support groups and health screenings focusing on prevention.  Patients receiving chemotherapy have access to private, spacious infusion bays with ample space for family members.

“What patients will find is a convenient, modern facility that’s comfortable, easy to access and has all of the latest technology for providing advanced cancer care,” says Robert DiDomenico, administrative director of the Oncology Program at Mercy Suburban Hospital.

“Cancer Center patients will now have their own entrance, dedicated parking and all of Mercy Suburban’s cancer care services in one location.”

The Mercy Cancer Center is the first suburban cancer center and the second cancer center in the Delaware Valley to offer CancerHelp kiosks, which are easy-to-use touchscreen programs with trusted information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). CancerHelp Learning kiosks provide the perfect way for patients and families to learn more about treatment and diagnosis, side effects, coping with cancer, prevention and screening.

Mercy Suburban Hospital is a 126-bed hospital providing comprehensive services including emergency, surgery, cardiac, respiratory, orthopedic and rehabilitation, cancer care, diagnostic and interventional radiology and wound care.