WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA (August 26, 2016) Hundreds of community members gathered Friday morning in Winchester as the new regional cancer treatment center facility at Winchester Medical Center was dedicated. Community members, local officials, Valley Health trustees, physicians, staff, volunteers, donors and patients toured the new cancer center at its dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.
The 52,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility offers chemotherapy and radiation treatment areas, physician practices for surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, consultation space, nutrition counseling, integrative care and a clinical research office. Also located within the new center are Shenandoah Oncology, Valley Health Surgical Oncology and the Valley Health Breast Center.
The cancer center is connected by a skywalk to the Diagnostic Center next door, where patients can receive medical imaging, lab services and genetic counseling. There is also a 70-seat conference space.
The building’s design allows for natural lighting, outdoor views and wheelchair accessibility. An on-site healing garden offers small ponds and seating.
Richard Ingram, co-medical director of the Oncology Service Line at the cancer treatment center, who has been working in the area for over 14 years, said the center is designed to provide one-on-one care to all patients. “This structure in my opinion is going to wrap our arms around the patient,” he said.
Mark Merrill, president and CEO of the Valley Health system, said the whole Valley Health team is thrilled for its newest addition to Winchester Medical Center. “Valley Health is committed to serving the physical, mental and the emotional needs of our patients, in particular, patients with cancer,” he said. “We believe this facility offers a fabulous environment to receive care.”
The new cancer treatment center was built by Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. and is located at 400 Campus Blvd. in Winchester on the Winchester Medical Center campus.
Source: Kaley Toy, NVDaily