Sisters of Providence Hospitals has opened their new Cancer Center, The Center of Hope. This cancer center is located in South East Portland at 4805 NE Glisan Street.
This is the first center in Oregon that has fully interfaced patient and equipment tracking with the Vocera Communications system enhancing communication among surgeons, nurses’ stations, anesthesia and pathology; to better and more efficiently care for the patient.
This state of the art cancer center has all of the needed key components to giving up to date; complete cancer treatment and care to the patient along with the family.
There are 21 surgical suites to accommodate multidisciplinary surgical teams. Rooms with four flat screen monitors for endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures. Post anesthesia care unit and recover room with the most advanced equipment for monitoring vital signs and prevention and treatment of post operative nausea coupled with expert pain management.
Housing radiation oncology, support during radiation therapy, and Gamma Knife Center of Oregon. This includes on-site dietitian, social workers, family rooms, and the MRI equipment that is so needed while having treatment.
This facility is designed for healing, with 46 individual patient rooms, four extra large extended stay rooms, all with natural lights. There are also family rooms, high speed internet access, laundry facilities, kitchenettes, family lounges and sleeping areas.
This center also includes medical oncology clinics and unique providence services such as, personalized chemotherapy suites that allow for privacy, individualized entertainment systems, gardens with view of downtown Portland , on site classes and public lectures. Expert advice on treatment options and care in preventing and managing treatment side effects.
Cancer research and clinical trials are located on site. Most exciting of all is the Jill Lamatta Learning Center ,where there is up to date reading materials to help patients and families learn about their disease. Read up on treatment, survivors, find resource materials to help you through this time of need. There is a space to gather, learn and lend support to others. In 2009 there will be a spa located on site for massage, hair styling, manicures and pedicures, dry and steam saunas.
Providence integrative medicine will be located on site also. This will specialize in relief from treatment side effects, acupuncture, massage therapy and naturopathic medicine.
You will find Counseling and education and support around every corner in the Center of Hope. Visit one of the three restorative gardens, or visit one of the six on-site patient support groups.
After 2 years of cancer treatment for my husband at Sisters of Providence I can tell you that we are extremely happy with the new center. We find hope when we walk through the doors of this new and innovative center. Sisters of Providence mission statement makes us feel as if they are actually there to help. Their mission statement is “As people of Providence, we reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.” Their core values are evident in each and every employee at the cancer center. These core values are “Respect, Compassion, Justice, Excellence, Stewardship”.
We feel extremely lucky to have this wonderful facility located new enough to have been blessed with their care.