Roane General Hospital opens new oncology unit

SPENCER, W.Va. – Roane General Hospital opened a new oncology and infusion center on Thursday.

The unit offers treatment rooms and support space for cancer patients. According to Roane General Hospital, it employs a full oncology staff.

The opening was done in partnership with West Virginia University Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine Camden-Clark Medical Center.

“Some aspects of cancer care can and should be delivered close to patients’ homes, and medical oncology and chemotherapy services are part of that,” said Dr. Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, director of the WVU Cancer Institute.

“A cancer diagnosis is already an incredible burden for patients, so finding and receiving cancer care shouldn’t add to that stress. We are honored to have patients in Roane and surrounding counties entrust their care to us, and we are thrilled to provide these services to them.

Albert Wright, president and CEO of WVU Health System, said improving access to care is one of the hospital system’s primary goals.

“Roane General Hospital is a spectacular hospital. It is also a critical hospital in a part of the state where they are doing a great job taking care of people,” he added.

Health care officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at the facility on Thursday.

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