Cleveland Clinic’s South Pointe Hospital and Taussig Cancer Institute hosted a special open house on March 3 to celebrate the opening of South Pointe’s newly renovated cancer center.
The completely remodeled and expanded space provides full service cancer care to the South Pointe community and offers an improved patient experience. The modern facility was designed with patients and family members in mind, and includes 13 infusion bays (12 semi-private, 1 private) and five exam rooms.
The Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center at South Pointe Hospital offers a full array of cancer care services to patients including medical oncology, urologic oncology, and outreach and prevention programs. The cancer center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, and is staffed by two oncologists – Samir Abraksia, MD and Baidehi Maiti, MD, and physician assistant Sherry Wilson. A social worker, patient navigator, oncology research nurse, pharmacist and nursing support staff are all onsite to assist patients with care. As part of Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute, the Clinic’s research program and clinical trials are also available to patients at South Pointe’s cancer center.
Local leaders, community members and Cleveland Clinic staff attended the open house. Speakers at the event included South Pointe Hospital president, Bob Juhasz, DO, along with Taussig Chairman, Brian Bolwell, MD and Warrensville Heights Mayor, Brad Sellers. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony, guests were welcomed to take self-guided tours of the new facility as well.
As part of the #1 cancer program in Ohio, this new cancer center exemplifies Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to investing in the Warrensville Heights community and providing high quality compassionate care for cancer patients.
In 2015, South Pointe had more than 5,000 patient visits at the cancer center.