The Licking Memorial Cancer Care Program provides a comprehensive cancer care program concerned with:
- Prevention and early detection
- Diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, and staging
- Optimal treatment, rehabilitation, and surveillance for recurrent disease and multiple primary tumors
- Psychosocial support, and care at the end of life.
The cancer program has been approved by the Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons since 1999. The COC accreditation is recognized by other national health care organizations as establishing performance measures for high-quality cancer care. In 2009, the Commission on Cancer granted a three-year approval with commendations to the program, indicating that Licking Memorial Hospital demonstrates compliance with all mandatory standards for organizational and operational elements. We are also a proud recipient of the Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award.
The Licking Memorial Cancer Care Program is located on the fifth floor of Licking Memorial Hospital. The Licking Memorial Hematology/Oncology physician practice is located on the same floor as the Outpatient Oncology Unit where chemotherapy is administered.
Our Outpatient Oncology Unit is currently located on the fifth floor at LMH and is staffed with specially trained nurses who have completed courses in chemotherapy infusion. Along with chemotherapy, the staff also administers blood transfusions, antibiotics and other related injections. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. We also offer morning weekend hours for some treatments as needed.
We are affiliated with the Columbus Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), which is a program established by the National Cancer Institute to bring the latest cancer treatment and prevention to patients at a community level.