WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon officially opened its $13 million Sechler Family Cancer Center on Jan. 4, 2016, offering comprehensive, integrated care to patients. Take a video tour inside this new center that offers chemotherapy, infusion therapy and radiation treatment, which is a new addition to WellSpan Good Samaritan’s oncology program. The facility also features many support services, including physician offices, a pharmacy, a laboratory and a spiritual center, as well as offices for social workers and dietitians.
WellSpan’s goal with the Sechler Family Cancer Center is to make treatment more seamless and convenient for cancer patients, who have an average of 80 medical related visits in the first year after their diagnosis. An integrated center such as Sechler can cut the number of those visits in half because its team of caregivers will evaluate patients, plan their care and work to coordinate visits at the center.
The cancer center focuses on treating the most common forms of cancer: breast, prostate, lung, colon and bladder. It also will participate in clinical trials through an affiliation with a major research hospital.
WellSpan Good Samaritan’s cancer treatment program is ranked in the top 1 percent of cancer care practices in the state. It is one of only 10 programs in the state to be certified by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
IN THE NEWS: This WGAL story shares how the new Sechler Family Cancer Center in Lebanon is carrying on a longtime tradition for patients who finish treatment.
Sechler Family Cancer Center
844 Tuck St.
Lebanon, PA 17042