West Cancer Center has expanded our services and patient access over the last several months through new community partnerships. These partnerships allow us to continue raising the bar for oncology treatment here in the MidSouth through the following initiatives:
On June 15, 2021, West and St. Francis officially announced a venture that expands comprehensive oncology care to all cancer patients. A one-of-a-kind in the Mid-South, Cancer Urgent Care Center, will be built to manage all of the unique symptoms cancer patients face without requiring an ER visit. There will be a dedicated in-patient oncology floor with oncology trained staff. Our Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center will expand to both Park and Bartlett locations in the near future under the guidance of Dr. Richard Fine. Dr. Todd Tillmanns is working to develop a Robotic Center of Excellence, and Dr. Jason Chandler is developing a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) department.
As of June 1, 2021, West Cancer Center expanded Radiation Oncology services for patients in the Dyersburg, and Paris communities. West acquired the Dyersburg location from Cancer Care Center and has a partnership in Paris with Henry County Medical Center. Many of these patients will no longer have to come to Memphis for radiation that may require 20 consecutive days of treatments.
Our Midtown-Memphis campus has recently transitioned to Regional One Health Cancer Center, acting as a hospital outpatient facility. Through this partnership, West staff and providers remain the same while offering greater efficiency in the delivery of oncology care for patients.
As a OneOncology affiliate and a OneR partner, West Cancer Center has access to an extended network of clinical trials, oncology research, best practices, and expertise used to ensure patients have access to the latest treatments and therapies.