December 14, 1989 |
By sometime in 1991, Chester County cancer patients will have the most advanced treatment programs for the disease right in their back yard, according to officials from Paoli Memorial Hospital and the Fox Chase Cancer Center of Philadelphia. The institutions announced Tuesday that they are combining their resources to establish a 47,000-square-foot clinic on Paoli Memorial's Lancaster Avenue campus. The Paoli Cancer Program will include chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment areas for inpatients and outpatients, an array of support services, and access to Fox Chase's computerized database for cancer treatment guidelines.
September 21, 1989 |
One result of the increasing competition in the market for health-care services is that hospitals and doctors are trying to make treatment more convenient and appealing for patients. From the offering of valet parking to the provision of improved hospital menus, the word is out: Treat the patient right or risk losing him to a competitor. Now comes the latest example of this trend - outpatient cancer-treatment centers that are open around the clock, offer a comprehensive array of clinical and diagnostic services and even serve snacks to patients.
August 2, 1988 |
The topics at a recent American Cancer Society conference on nursing were not unusual: breast cancer screening, mammography, laser treatment, surviving cancer. Then there was Jean Daly's workshop. "I feel a lot of tingling," Daly told about 40 nurses and doctors as her hands, six inches away, slowly scanned the body of Maxine, a volunteer from the audience. "There's a sensation emanating from her body in a smooth way. I sense you are a generally dynamic person, but there's some heaviness over the abdomen, in the solar plexus, the chest.
April 17, 1988 |
Fox Chase Cancer Center officials announced last week that they would link their cancer programs and research facilities with two suburban hospitals - Montgomery Hospital in Norristown and North Penn Hospital in Lansdale. The projects, which include the construction of a $2.5 million, 10,000- square-foot outpatient building on the campus of Montgomery Hospital, will give patients access to "the most technologically advanced cancer care available," said Julia Goplerud, a spokeswoman for Fox Chase.
April 12, 1988 |
Philadelphia's Fox Chase Cancer Center yesterday announced joint venture programs to extend sophisticated cancer care to patients of two suburban community hospitals. Fox Chase Cancer Center, on Burholme Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, one of only 20 government-designated comprehensive cancer care centers in the nation, will work with Montgomery Hospital in Norristown and North Penn Hospital in Lansdale. "Most patients, 80 to 80 percent of cancer patients, seek cancer treatment at community hospitals near their homes, not academic or cancer center hospitals," said Thomas J. Keane, executive director of the Fox Chase Network, a subsidiary of Fox Chase Cancer Center.