Merrimack Valley Hospital Welcomes Holy Family Hospital’s Award-Winning Cancer Center to the Campus

Monday, November 04, 2013

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Board-Certified oncologists are now available for new patient consultations and follow-up visits in Suite 405 of Merrimack Medical Center in Haverhill

Haverhill and Methuen, MA - Merrimack Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that Holy Family Hospital’s Award Winning Cancer Center now has a satellite office at the hospital campus in Haverhill. 

Board certified oncologists are now seeing patients for consultations and follow-up visits at Merrimack Valley Surgical Specialties, Suite 405 of Merrimack Medical Center, the medical office building attached to Merrimack Valley Hospital. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and will expand as needed. Chemotherapy and radiation oncology services will be provided at Holy Family Hospital

“When it comes to health and wellness, we want anyone needing cancer care to focus on their treatment and recovery, not travel. And we want them to have access to world-class care right in their own community,” said Lester Schindel, President of Merrimack Valley Hospital and Holy Family Hospital, both Steward Health Care hospitals. “Our hospitals have the unique opportunity to work together and this effort allows us to bring award-winning services and advanced treatment options closer to our patients and their families.”
 
For six consecutive years Holy Family Hospital’s Cancer Center has held the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer—one of only nine hospitals in Massachusetts and one of only three north of Boston to garner this level of commendation. Holy Family Hospital and UMass Memorial Health Care collaborate for radiation oncology.


Access to High-Quality, Compassionate Care Close to Home

The medical oncologists, Ankur Mehta, MD, Laura Caprario, MD and Han-Ting Lin, MD are all Board Certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. 

“Adding an office at Merrimack Valley Hospital enhances our ability to provide a comprehensive, custom treatment plan that is well coordinated,” explained Dr. Mehta. “Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience. Holy Family’s Cancer Care team understands that each patient and their family have a lot to consider in a short period of time. That’s why we work hard to provide access to diagnostic and treatment services, including tests, close to home. And it’s why the team members always make themselves available to patients.” 

Each patient’s care team includes board-certified medical and radiation oncologists and highly skilled specialists including radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, nurses, therapists, navigators, dietitians, social workers, support group leaders and other professional support staff. Patients also have access to clinical trials. 

The center’s state-of-the-art technology and treatment options allow for fewer side effects and shorter treatment times while sparing normal tissue and organs around the tumor. Consultations and follow-up visits are available at both Holy Family Hospital and Merrimack Valley Hospital. Treatment, including radiation therapy and chemotherapy is offered at Holy Family Hospital

For appointments at the Haverhill location, please call 978.912.7450.    
For the Methuen location, please call 978-687-0156, ext. 2021.

  

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About Merrimack Valley Hospital and Holy Family Hospital, Steward Family Hospitals:

About Merrimack Valley Hospital 
Merrimack Valley Hospital maintains 105 acute care beds and 17 adult behavioral medicine beds; all are private rooms. The hospital’s clinical strengths include a 24-hour emergency department; orthopedic, endoscopic, general, vascular, urologic, GYN, plastic and reconstructive, podiatric, thoracic, ENT and outpatient pediatric surgery; and adult behavioral medicine care with a focus on geriatric issues.  Merrimack Valley Hospital offers a comprehensive Pain Management Center and an award-winning Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. The hospital also provides a wide range of outpatient services, such as laboratory services; electrocardiography (ECG or EKG); electroencephalograms (EEG); electromyography (EMG); pulmonary function testing (PFT); Imaging Services such as dysphagia testing, bone density testing, full-field digital mammography, ultrasound (general & obstetrical) and echocardiograms, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET-Scan), 64-Slice CT scan and x-rays; nuclear medicine services that include SPECT Scans; surgical day care; and physical therapy. Merrimack Valley Hospital, a Steward Family Hospital, is located at 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, MA. Log on to www.merrimackvalley-hospital.org for more information.

About Holy Family Hospital 
Holy Family Hospital, a member of Steward Health Care, is a 261-bed acute-care hospital serving some 450,000 people in 20 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire, including Methuen, Lawrence, Andover, North Andover and Haverhill, MA; and Salem, NH. Holy Family is fully accredited and has proudly received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, the world leader in evaluating the quality and safety of patient care. Our Regional Center for Orthopedic Care has also earned The Joint Commission’s Disease Specific Certification for hip and knee surgeries. For six consecutive years, our Cancer Center has held the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). Learn more about
Holy Family Hospital's programs and services.


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