After years of planning, the new Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital opened its doors on October 5, 2015.
The cancer care services provided at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital combine the very best of what there is to offer Pioneer Valley residents: the cutting-edge excellence of an academic medical center and the compassionate, patient- and family-centered care of a community hospital. Our community hospital.
While the cancer center has opened, we continue to work to fulfill our commitment to raise $5 million. We need your help to close the $1.5 million gap that remains. Join with us in ensuring that our family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors receive the best cancer care possible at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
Avital Carlis, David P. Ryan, MD, JoAnne Finck, Mayor David Narkewicz, Sean Mullally, MD, and Joanne Marqusee
Oncology pharmacist Ann Mattson, PharmD, compounds chemotherapy in a sterile clean room in the renovated state-of-the-art pharmacy designed to deliver Mass General treatment protocols
Infusion bays are where patients receive cancer treatment. The bays feature comfortable chairs, personal televisions, and WI-Fi, as well as room for a caregiver. These spaces offer views of a bucolic mural on a wall immediately outside the cancer center and Childs Park in the distance. Private infusion rooms are also available.
• Mass General Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary care model for some cancer types, where patients and their families will have the opportunity to meet with their medical and radiation oncologists all in a single visit.
• Increased number of new and innovative treatment plans in medical and radiation oncology.
• Access to genetic screening and counseling, which is critical for so many cancers, including breast cancer.
• Access to clinical trials at Mass General Cancer Center, the Mass General Cancer Center is one of the nation’s leaders in targeted therapy trials in melanoma, brain tumors, and other solid tumors.
New Dedicated Pharmacy Staff: Able to provide the highest level of care to our oncology patients in respect to their chemotherapy regimens.
Addition of Pharmacy Services & Adoption of MGH Protocols: Increase the standard of care for all our patients with a focus on quality and safety.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital • 30 Locust St. (Route 9), Northampton, Mass. • (413) 582-2000