Spagnoli Family Cancer Center: Oncology Annual Report
At Garnet Health Medical Center, formerly known as Orange Regional Medical Center, we believe the journey through cancer survivorship begins at diagnosis. We offer those with cancer, and their friends and families, the most effective diagnostic services, treatment, information and support possible. High-quality care and excellent patient outcomes are our number one priority, and our staff and physicians partner to continuously monitor, measure and work to improve the quality of our advanced healthcare services.
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer establishes standards for accreditation to ensure high-quality, multidisciplinary and comprehensive cancer care delivery. Garnet Health Medical Center has an accredited cancer program. This national distinction is awarded to cancer treatment facilities that meet the highest-quality requirements established by the Commission on Cancer. These standards focus on cancer prevention, early diagnosis, optimal treatment and rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services and end-of-life care. Accreditation is inclusive to a cancer program’s ongoing participation in research and the extent of outreach and education offered in the community.
This annual report outlines our work to meet or exceed the cancer care standards established by the commission as we remain dedicated to treating cancer and restoring health and wellness in our community.
Jeffrey Stewart, MD
Medical Director of Cancer Care
Garnet Health Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center provides comprehensive multidisciplinary cancer care for those who live in the Hudson Valley. An accredited program of the American College of Surgeons, the Spagnoli Family Cancer Center is committed to providing state-of-the-art care. The treatment of cancer is continuously evolving, and as a Cancer Center we are committed to improving cancer care services in our region.
For the past few years we focused on updating our inpatient services to provide more opportunity for educating our oncology patients and their families. Cancer treatment has become a multidisciplinary practice that includes not only multiple physician specialists but also dietitians, physical therapists and oncology nurses and navigators, which for some patients can be overwhelming. We feel that providing education in multiple formats alleviates some of that confusion and stress.
In Fall 2016, we proudly opened our brand new state-of-the-art Spagnoli Family Cancer Center. The 26,000 square-foot Spagnoli Family Cancer Center combines outpatient cancer therapy services including radiation oncology (True Beam and Rapid Arc Linear Accelerators) and Infusion Therapy, along with oncology exam rooms, Patient Navigators, Clinical Trials, a Healing Boutique, Caring Arts Modalities (Complementary Therapies), and a viewing garden. The single-story Spagnoli Family Cancer Center is connected to the main hospital building.
In 2017, Garnet Health Medical Center we received National Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. One of our Oncology Nurse Navigators received CURE® Magazine’s 2017 Extraordinary Healer® Award.
Our community outreach projects have focused on lung, breast, skin, prostate and head and neck cancer screenings and prevention. We are proud of our accomplishments and hope that you find our annual report both informative and educational.
Gerard Galarneau, MD
Vice President of Oncology Services