Cancer treatment can be a long and difficult journey. Getting expert care that is close to home can make a big difference in your care experience. Now residents of Bellevue can get both.
In partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center recently announced the opening of a full-service outpatient hematology/oncology clinic and infusion center to better serve the residents of Bellevue. “We felt a strong need to provide these services closer to home and in their own community,” says Theresa Franco, executive director of the Cancer Care Service Line at The Nebraska Medical Center. “Easy access and convenience are critical issues for cancer patients who may need multiple treatments and careful monitoring of their condition. These services will make their care more convenient and an easier commute.”
The majority of general oncology patients at Bellevue Medical Center can be seen on the Bellevue campus by oncologists from the UNMC Physicians group. Patients will have access to a team of experienced cancer specialists including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, nurse practitioners, case manager, nutritionists and social service workers to provide patients a full-service, multidisciplinary approach to their care. Radiology services and laboratory support are also available at Bellevue.
“Through our partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center, our patients will get many of the benefits of receiving care from the premiere cancer program in the region whenever possible, but in their own neighborhood,” says Julie Vose, MD, chief of Oncology/ Hematology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). “Higher risk patients or those using experimental treatments will be seen by our specialists at The Nebraska Medical Center campus.”
The Nebraska Medical Center has a history of providing state-of-the-art cancer services and is recognized nationally and internationally for its cancer care and cutting-edge cancer treatments.
Bellevue patients will have the opportunity to participate in the same clinical trials that are available at The Nebraska Medical Center, giving patient access to the newest and most advanced cancer treatments available.
Preventive screenings and early detection services also will be available to Bellevue residents as well as educational programs and a cancer survivorship program.
“This is a collaboration with the primary care doctors of Bellevue Medical Center and we will continue to develop our cancer program offerings based on their recommendations and the needs of patients in the community,” says Franco.
Visit our Cancer Services page or call (402) 559-5600 for more information.