June 21, 2012

Maury Regional Cancer Center invites the public to attend an open house

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Cancer Center at the Columbia Mall will be hosting an open house for the public on Sunday, July 1, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The 39,640 square-foot facility houses the Family Health Group Oncology physician practice and an Infusion Center, which treats patients with chemotherapy and other infusion needs.

“The number of cancer patients treated at the medical center has continued to increase, creating the demand for a more spacious facility,” said CEO Robert Otwell. “The Columbia Mall had available space and provided a fantastic location with convenient parking. We believe our patients will enjoy the new cancer center and the amenities that we have added.”

Family Health Group Oncology, consisting of physicians C. Houston Jameson, III, M.D., Mark H. Messenger, M.D., and Steven E. Woodley, M.D., has spacious new offices enabling them to see patients before they receive their chemotherapy treatments in the adjacent Infusion Center.

Designed with the needs and desires of patients and their loved ones, the new Infusion Center will provide a spacious and calming environment for those who need infusion therapies ranging from chemotherapy to hydration.

Director of Infusion and Women’s Imaging Dana Salters stated, “Therapy often takes several hours, so we have designed an area that is comfortable and convenient for patients and their support person or caregiver. Patients will have the option of private treatment rooms or larger treatment areas where they can meet others who are facing similar health issues.”

The facility features 36 treatment areas, an increase from 24 in the previous location, and the design provides natural light in a calming setting with a neutral color palette. Visitors to the facility will also enjoy the water feature in the main lobby and a beautiful garden that provides a place of tranquility. Other features include an on-site pharmacy, a larger waiting area for family and an American Cancer Society (ACS) Cancer Resource Center.

The Cancer Resource Center, formerly housed at the medical center, was established to help patients manage many aspects of their care. It offers educational materials and information on resources for transportation, financial and insurance concerns and finding emotional support. The facility is staffed with trained and certified ACS volunteers.

“We are so pleased to be able to provide such a beautiful facility for our patients and we hope the public will join us for tours of the facility and refreshments,” said Salters.