Perry County Memorial Hospital has established the Cancer Treatment Program to provide support for cancer and hematology patients - and the people who care for them - in an environment as close to home as possible.
All services - which include care, education and support - are state of the art, safe, convenient and reflect our commitment to healing.
These services are offered to all cancer and hematology adult and geriatric clients, in the community served by Perry County Memorial Hospital.
Community education covers:
Awareness of cancer risks
Prevention of cancer and associated diseases
The RNs working in the Cancer Treatment Center have successfully completed the Cancer Treatment (Oncology) Nurse Training Program.
RNs are certified in:
Administration of chemotherapeutic agents
Recognition of signs and symptoms of side effects
Comprehension of psycho/social aspects of cancer care
IV Osteoporosis Medications
IV Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications
The oncologist will be available on a regular tri-monthly schedule to see patients. When not available in-person, the oncologist will be available by telephone.
The registered nurse will be available daily Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
For information on referral to the Perry County Memorial Hospital Cancer Treatment Center Program ask your family physician, or call the Cancer Treatment Center Nurse at 812-547-0106.