February 12, 2018
Richmond, Va. (Feb. 13, 2018) - HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has announced the opening of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art cancer center and medical office building located in Richmond’s West End that will redefine cancer care for patients in the community.
The 98,500 square-foot facility is located on Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals’ Forest Campus and will provide a full range of coordinated cancer care services ranging from screening, diagnosis, clinical treatments, support and survivorship services for patients and residents in Central Virginia.
“Ensuring a seamless, positive patient experience is our priority,” said Will Wagnon, chief executive officer at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. “Our new center was designed with our cancer patient’s needs in mind and will allow us to deliver the most advanced treatment options, all under one roof.”
The $40–million-dollar destination cancer center consists of a four-story medical office building, designed to provide comprehensive cancer care services including surgical clinics, oncology services, radiation therapy, diagnostic breast imaging, infusion treatment, support groups, nurse navigation, multidisciplinary clinics, a genetics clinic, nutrition counseling, and more. The facility will also house three HCA Physician Services Group practices, Neurological Associates, Richmond Surgical, and Virginia Gynecologic Oncology, providing patients with expert gynecologic oncology, neurological and surgical care services.
The Cancer Institute features the latest innovative technologies, a financial investment totaling over $15-million-dollars, and includes the East Coast’s first and only TrueBeam® linear accelerator with HyperArcTM high-definition radiotherapy (HDRT). The HyperArc HDRT is designed to improve radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments, delivering a new era of precision, reduced side effects, and tumor control for patients. The facility also features a second linear accelerator known as the Trilogy with RapidArc, designed to deliver highly targeted treatments to many types of tumors, a new 3-D stereotactic table, two new 3-D tomosynthesis, and a new CT scanner for simulation purposes.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide the highest level of cancer care and the latest radiation therapy and infusion treatment options to our patients,” said Dr. Laurie Cuttino, Radiation Oncologist at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. “Being able to accommodate the comprehensive needs of our patients is critical to our delivery of exceptional care and positive outcomes. By combining our medical and support services into one space, we know we are providing our patients with the healing environment they are looking for.”
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has partnered with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA, to expand its comprehensive cancer treatment services in Central Virginia. Through collaboration, patients throughout the Richmond region will have greater access to cutting-edge therapies and world –class cancer care programs, all close to home.
As a part of Sarah Cannon’s network across the U.S. and UK, Henrico Doctors’ experts will contribute to advancing standards of care across Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs and will have access to the organizations global cancer registry as well as the latest research. New resources are also available to the community including askSarah – a service available through Sarah Cannon – which provides patients with access to trained nurses who can answer cancer questions 24/7. Patients can call (804) 591-4152.
The Cancer Center at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital joins a collaborative group of HCA cancer programs participating in Sarah Cannon’s network, including the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital. For more information on The Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, visit henricodoctors.com/cancer.
Editor’s Note: Photos and tours available upon request.
About Sarah Cannon
Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA, offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 1,000 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit sarahcannon.com.