(August 22, 2019, Fitzgerald, Ga.) – Cancer patients in Fitzgerald will now be able to receive treatments much closer to home through a partnership with Dorminy Medical Center (DMC) Oncology and the Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) Anita Stewart Oncology Center.
“We are excited to be able to partner with Tift Regional and the Anita Stewart Oncology Center,” said DMC CEO/Chief Nursing Officer Stacie Mims. “This allows us to take advantage of the talented and dedicated teams at both locations and provide much needed treatments at a more convenient location for those in the Fitzgerald area.”
Cancer patients will initially meet with an oncologist at the TRMC Anita Stewart Oncology Center in Tifton, where they will have a team of specialists who understand the nuances of each type of cancer and work to develop an individualized treatment plan. The TRMC Anita Stewart Oncology Center providers will also offer education on the latest cancer research and preventative measures, so patients can make informed treatment decisions. All patients will have an individualized treatment plan designed for them by the oncology team that highlights their specific needs with blood disorders and cancers.
Patients can then have their chemotherapy/infusion treatments scheduled at Dorminy Medical Center, administered by team of oncology-certified nurses and on-site pharmacists. Laboratory testing and radiology services will also be available at DMC, and a surgeon will be on staff to perform procedures such as port placements, biopsies, colonoscopies, and more.
“This partnership will allow us to better serve cancer patients who live in some of the outlying communities that we serve,” said Claire Byrnes, TRMC Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services. “We are happy to partner with Dorminy Medical Center to ensure our patients in the Fitzgerald area don’t have to commute 30-40 minutes for regular treatments, while still allowing them to take advantage of the specialized team we have at the TRMC Anita Stewart Oncology Center. Innovations like this are part of our ongoing commitment to find ways in which we can improve care for patients in all of the 12 counties we serve.”
To learn more about oncology and hematology services at Dorminy Medical Center, call 229-424-7359. To learn more about the TRMC Anita Stewart Oncology Center, visit www.tiftregional.com/Oncology-Center or call 229-353-7720.
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About Dorminy Medical Center
Dorminy Medical Center is a licensed 75-bed acute care facility offering a comprehensive range of medical services to Ben Hill and surrounding counties. The hospital promotes healthier and happier lives by emphasizing core values such as integrity, commitment, quality, teamwork, and a patient-centered perspective
About the TRMC Anita Stewart Oncology Center
Equipped with the latest technologies and therapies, the Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) Anita Stewart Oncology Center is staffed by expert cancer care professionals who provide a compassionate touch. This freestanding facility, located near Tift Regional Medical Center at 1623 Madison Avenue, is designed to meet the special needs of people receiving cancer treatment and those who support them. The program includes radiation treatment, chemotherapy, combined cancer therapy management, treatment of blood disorders, palliative care, support services and more.