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1 West Florida Physician Office Building Johnson Ave. University Pkwy. Olive Road N. Davis Hwy. For more information on West Florida Cancer Center: East Johnson Avenue Pensacola, Florida Monday Friday, 8 AM 5 PM Nationally Recognized Cancer Care Delivered Locally by Physicians You Know and Trust To contact the Patient Navigator, call n Consult-A-Nurse A free, 24-hour nurse consultation service Call to speak with a Consult-A-Nurse representative SarahCannonResearch.com WestFloridaHospital.com 2130 East Johnson Avenue WestFloridaHospital.com

2 Part of Our Broad Continuum of Care When you selected West Florida Healthcare, you automatically became part of a network of specialized services focused on you and your needs. Our comprehensive healthcare system offers convenient primary care offices that are located throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, the area s only all-private room hospital, and many unique recognitions and accreditations. We are also proud to offer a dedicated oncology unit that has received accreditation by the American College of Surgeons. This means that our entire focus is on delivering high quality care in a comfortable atmosphere for you and your loved ones. A Team Approach to Your Care The West Florida Cancer Center sets a new standard in our community for comprehensive care offered by a qualified team of physicians and staff. The services that we provide, combined with how we have integrated them, distinguishes our cancer program from others in the area. Our team members work hand-in-hand to fully coordinate your care. The West Florida Cancer Center team includes: n Oncologists n Dosimetrists n Oncological surgeons n Radiologists n Radiation oncologists n Patient navigators n Radiation oncology nurses n Infusion specialists n Radiation therapists n Lab technicians We are also proud of our partnership with The Woodlands Medical Specialists, our area s premier cancer care providers. These long tenured physicians provide the highest level of experience and knowledge in our community and enhance the services provided by the West Florida Cancer Center. The Woodlands Medical Specialists specialize in: n Medical oncology n Urology n Hematology n Radiation oncology When you choose West Florida Cancer Center, you will remain in our health care system and can be assured that your physicians will have your medical records at their fingertips and that you will have continued access to our entire network of services. 1

3 Nationally Recognized Care Delivered Locally: The Sarah Cannon Difference Through our parent company, HCA, we are now affiliated with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, the largest community-based clinical trial program in the nation. An industry leader in clinical trials, the Sarah Cannon Research Institute is dedicated to advancing solutions for patient care through clinical research, bringing the latest treatments and protocols to the communities they serve. Because of our association with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute combined with our partnership with The Woodlands Medical Specialists and our philosophy of providing access to the latest treatment and protocols you will be able to receive all of your care right here in your community. This is a distinct advantage that separates The West Florida Cancer Center from other providers in our area. At the West Florida Cancer Center, both radiation and chemotherapy services are delivered under one roof, offering our patients the following benefits: n Treatment planning including a new GE Lightspeed CT Scanner n Radiation therapy delivered by a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator which delivers radiation treatment with pinpoint precision n Chemotherapy Clinic administered on site by ONS-certified infusion nurses n Easy access the West Florida Cancer Center is located just across Johnson Avenue from West Florida Hospital with plenty of convenient parking n Consult-A-Nurse a free, 24-hour nurse consultation service. Call (850) to speak with a Consult-A-Nurse representative. Navigation Services: Your Own Personal Guide West Florida Cancer Center is proud to offer your own personal guide to help you through all aspects of your cancer care. Your Patient Navigator will coordinate your care with physicians, help schedule appointments, answer questions about treatment options, and ensure that you receive the continuity of care you deserve in a timely manner. You can count on your Patient Navigator to help guide your entire experience so you will know exactly what to expect. To contact the Patient Navigator, call (850) Case Management and Oncology Patient Education Our case managers and oncology patient educators provide support and practical solutions to problems cancer patients typically face. These experts understand the emotions brought on by illness and hospitalization and are available to help provide support to you and your family. The West Florida Cancer Center offers the following case management and patient education services: n Chemotherapy/ radiation therapy n Support groups n Follow-up care n Assistance with understanding insurance coverage and benefits n Referral to valuable community resources To access these services, call the Patient Navigator at For more information, visit 2 3

4 Diagnostic Imaging: Advanced Technology for Earlier Detection Diagnostic Imaging Services at West Florida Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services in the following areas: n General Radiology n Nuclear Medicine n Ultrasound n Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) n Computed Tomography (CT) n Interventional Radiology n Digital Mammography n Mobile Mammography Unit offering Digital Mammography n Bone Density Testing Diagnostic Imaging Services utilizes a state-of the-art PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System), that acquires, stores and retrieves diagnostic images. Images can be retrieved at any time and viewed in a matter of minutes, enabling physicians to make decisions and begin treatment much more quickly. The digital images are available to any physician on campus, at our primary and immediate care locations and in offices of those physicians within the West Florida Healthcare network. Our highly skilled radiologists, Radiology Associates of Pensacola, P.A. and Interventional Radiology Consultants, provide interventional and interpretive services. This, in conjunction with our PACS technology and our commitment to total quality care, makes West Florida Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging Services the imaging leader in Northwest Florida. To contact Diagnostic Imaging, call (850)

5 Oncology Surgical Services Surgical Oncology Surgical oncology is a specialized area that engages surgeons in the care and management of cancer as a coequal partner with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. This multispecialty approach combines advanced surgical care with appropriate therapies, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and ablative therapy. Robotic Surgery: The da Vinci Si HD Surgical System West Florida Hospital utilizes the da Vinci Si HD Surgical System, the latest evolution in robotics technology. The da Vinci System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, enabling surgeons to operate with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions. Surgeons at West Florida Hospital use the da Vinci System to treat various types of cancer, including prostate and gynecologic. The oncological surgeon performs local tumor excision, regional lymph node removal, the handling of cancer recurrence and in some cases, the surgical resection of metastases from the primary tumor. Patrick Dial, M.D. Oncological Surgeon Benefits of da Vinci Surgery for Patients Patients treated with the da Vinci system report the following benefits as compared with traditional surgery: n Significantly less pain n Less blood loss n Less scarring n Fewer complications n Shorter hospital stay n Faster return to normal daily activities 6 7

6 Nationally Recognized Care Area s Only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence West Florida Hospital has been designated as the area s only Accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. This accreditation has only been given to 58 organizations in the state of Florida and is a testament to the level of quality care that you can expect from our physicians and staff. The American College of Radiology recognized breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in: n Digital Mammography n Stereotactic Breast Biopsy n Breast Ultrasound n Ultrasound-guided Breast Biopsy As an Accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, West Florida Hospital ensures that patients who choose us will be given the highest level of attention and treatment that can be offered. This prestigious designation is confirmation that our physicians and staff are committed to maintaining the highest level of image quality and patient safety standards available. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation The West Florida Cancer Program is a recipient of a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons. 8 Outpatient Rehabilitation Patients requiring physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy may be eligible for care at the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute. Our experienced rehabilitation team includes registered physical therapists, licensed occupational therapists, and speech/language pathologists. The West Florida Rehabilitation Institute offers rehabilitation programs for inpatients seven days a week. Outpatient rehab programs are scheduled Monday Friday. To contact the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, call (850) The West Florida Cancer Center Difference By choosing the West Florida Cancer Center, you can rest assured that you will have access to a full range of services that are designed to help you through this difficult diagnosis: n A team of specially-trained physicians to provide quality care n A Patient Navigator n A multi-specialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options n Comprehensive care including a range of state-of-the-art treatment options n Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options through the Sarah Cannon Research Institute n Access to cancer-related information, education and support n A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong follow-up n Nationally-recognized care close to home 9

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