St. Clair Hospital has achieved some of the highest ratings that can be achieved by a hospital.
The St. Clair Hospital Cancer Care Center offers a multi-disciplinary approach that provides quality care and treatment for adult patients and their families in all stages of the cancer continuum—from early detection, to initial diagnosis, through treatment, to palliative care. This approach is designed to assure optimal outcomes, patient satisfaction and quality of life.
Excellence in Cancer Care
St. Clair Hospital’s Cancer Care Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
With St. Clair’s highly skilled medical staff and partnership with UPMC CancerCenter, a partner with University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, patients are afforded many of the sophisticated services available at the highly regarded Hillman Cancer Center, without leaving the community. These services are available for cancer of the breast, colon, esophagus, head and neck, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, prostate, reproductive system, skin and other organs.
In 2014, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons granted three-year accreditation to St. Clair Hospital's cancer program. To earn this accreditation, St. Clair met 34 CoC quality standards and maintains levels of excellence in the delivery of comphrehensive patient-centered care.
In July 2011, St. Clair debuted its new Sipe Infusion Center for oncology patients receiving chemotherapy and other treatments. In August 2012, the Hospital completed an addition to the UPMC/St. Clair Hospital Cancer Center. The addition houses a second linear accelerator, which is used to provide cancer patients access to treatments such as image guided radiation therapy, or IGRT, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), to help better deliver radiation therapy to cancerous tumors. Our board-certified surgeons provide expert care, using the latest surgical techniques and technology, including robotic-assisted surgery, to benefit patients.
St. Clair’s focus on survivorship is demonstrated through our supportive services for cancer patients. In 2011, more than 1,000 oncology patients received rehabilitative services in the form of ostomy care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Since its inception, St. Clair Hospital’s cancer program has demonstrated impressive survival rates. The relative five-year survival rate for St. Clair Hospital patients diagnosed with invasive cancer (for six of the most common cancers), exceeds both national and state averages (Please click here to view St. Clair Hospital's 2013 Annual Oncology Report).
Our program offers patients and families the following services:
- Cancer Care:Comprehensive Breast Care Program
- Cancer Care:Inpatient Services
- Cancer Care:Infusion Center
- Cancer Care:Palliative Care Services
- Cancer Care:Comprehensive Prostate Care Program
- Cancer Care Radiation Therapy:UPMC/St. Clair Hospital Cancer Center
- Cancer Care:Wellness and Support
- Cancer Care Contacts
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