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Vidant Health expands cancer services

August 13, 2014 by Beth Anne Atkins

Vidant Health expands cancer services 
New unit offers greater access and care options in northeastern North Carolina

AHOSKIE, NC – Earlier this month, Vidant Health opened a new, state-of-the-art Cancer Care and Hematology services suite at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. The spacious new unit is designed to serve more patients and families, and is located on the first floor of the hospital. 

“This is an exciting next step in our effort to continue providing the high quality care our patients need, in locations that are closer to home,” Sue Lassiter, president of Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. “With the new Cancer Care and Hematology services suite, patients and their families have access to the latest treatment options in a comforting and supportive new environment.” 

The new unit includes state-of-the-art exam rooms, a patient/family lounge, conference space, and relaxing lounge chairs for chemotherapy/infusion that overlook a garden area. Additionally, patients and their families will be assigned a patient navigator to assist with care and resources. 

The $800,000 unit is part of ongoing investments Vidant is making to improve care across eastern North Carolina. 

“Health care is changing, especially in rural communities like the ones Vidant serves,” said Dr. David Herman, chief executive officer and president of Vidant Health. “We are constantly working to find new ways to provide our patients and their families with high-quality, affordable care options. In communities across eastern North Carolina Vidant is investing in new technologies and services that meet the needs of our patients today, and into the future.” 

For more information about the new Cancer Care and Hematology services suite at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, please contact Dee Dee Morris, nurse manager, at 252-209-3480.

To learn more about Vidant Health’s cancer care services, call 1-800-472-8500.
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