Ribbon Cutting for New Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Clinic on Bayshore Community Hospital Campus to be Held October 19
New Holmdel facility part of Meridian Health’s $128 million investment in oncology care and ‘building hope’ for Monmouth and Ocean county residents
Bayshore Community Hospital will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 19 to celebrate the opening of its new cancer care clinic designed to enhance cancer services for residents of Holmdel and surrounding communities.
The new facility, located at 735 North Beers Street, is scheduled to open its doors to patients November 2 and will offer a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care that puts the patients at the center.
At the facility, patients schedule one appointment in which their cancer care doctors will be present. This approach reduces the amount of travel and scheduling required and enables physicians to better work together to create the most effective treatment plan possible.
“Being diagnosed with cancer is stressful enough,” said Mark J. Krasna, M.D., medical director of Meridian Cancer Care. “By opening this multi-disciplinary cancer clinic on the Bayshore campus, we are bringing extraordinary oncology care closer to home. Patient-centered care is Meridian Cancer Care’s promise to individuals and it is how we are building hope in New Jersey.”
The opening of the multi-disciplinary clinic is the fourth of six projects included in Meridian Health’s $128 million expansion of cancer care services throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Dedicated to providing high-level cancer care close to home, the expansion projects will enhance Meridian’s services through physical, visual, and technical upgrades designed to blend clinical expertise with optimal patient and family experience.
“Over the next three years, phenomenal things will be happening at Meridian,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “By upgrading our facilities, providing even more advanced cancer treatment technology, investing in new cancer specialists and perfecting a multi-disciplinary approach to care, we are taking things to the next level and truly building hope.”
The new 2,706 square-foot cancer care clinic at Bayshore will offer patient exam rooms and physician consultation offices. In addition to housing cancer physicians, the space will also be home to Nurse Navigators, who help guide patients through every stage of their medical journey.
“Beyond the beautiful new décor and modern features of the multi-disciplinary cancer clinic, the way in which it will enhance patient care is perhaps the most meaningful part of this project,” said Tim Hogan, president of Bayshore Community Hospital. “By taking this unique approach to cancer care, we are reinforcing our commitment to the community and emphasizing what we have been saying for years: that the patient is truly at the center of everything we do.”
To learn more about how Meridian Cancer Care is expanding, visit www.MeridianBuildingHOPE.com.