West Cancer Center and Research Institute and Saint Francis Healthcare have announced an agreement to advance and increase access to cancer care in the Mid-South. This collaboration is supported by multi-million dollar investments in cancer care at the Saint Francis Healthcare campuses.
This will include a first-in-the-Mid-South cancer urgent care center at Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis, among other services. The cancer urgent care center will be open to all adult cancer patients for extended hours and includes a separate entrance to ensure that cancer patients receiving treatment, whose immune systems may be weak, are not exposed to the general emergency room.
In addition to the cancer urgent care center, this project will emphasize a clear pathway for patients to access a specialized, oncology-focused hospital-within-a-hospital, with dedicated oncology beds and an investment in the latest oncology technology and treatments, all staffed by professionals specifically trained in high-quality cancer care.
Along with the unique cancer urgent care center, Saint Francis Healthcare has the largest, singularly located fleet of surgical robots in the Mid-South, which the highly trained surgeons of the West Cancer Center use to perform minimally invasive surgeries that can lead to shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.
The West Cancer Center and Saint Francis Healthcare alliance also includes the future addition of a Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center in Saint Francis Hospital - Memphis on Park Avenue, as well as the addition of West Cancer Center services at Saint Francis Hospital - Bartlett.