At the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState, you don’t have to travel far to find the best in cancer care. We combine the personalized, compassionate care of a community hospital with the advanced treatments found at a major metropolitan teaching cancer hospital. So you can stay close to home—surrounded by the support of family, friends, and a dedicated team of cancer specialists. Whatever you need, we are here to help and guide you.
A cancer diagnosis brings many challenges. Patients and their families may feel overwhelmed by the choices and decisions they need to make, and uncertain about the steps to take or where to seek assistance.
The cancer navigator serves as a support source, guide, resource and advocate for patients and their families. The navigator’s primary goal is to ensure that cancer patients are guided through the healthcare system to receive quality diagnostic, therapeutic and support services from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
This support can be provided in many ways:
- Directing you to resources for diagnosis, treatment and recovery
- Helping you to understand your diagnosis
- Coordinating appointments with providers to ensure you receive timely diagnosis and treatment
- Guidance with insurance, transportation, child/elder care, language translation
- Referrals to side effect management, wellness and survivorship programs
Patients and their families can reach out to a cancer navigator at any point during the patient’s cancer journey.
Quality Cancer Care
When a patient or family member is diagnosed with cancer, they want to find the best cancer treatment center possible – but often times, they are not sure how to decipher what constitutes quality cancer care. At CentraState, we invite experts from outside organizations to assess our quality of care to assure our patients and help us to continually make improvements. These outside expert agencies make sure that we measure up to the standards that you should expect from your healthcare providers.
CentraState Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) for quality excellence and has been designated as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program.
CentraState’s Radiology Department, has earned accreditations from the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Computed Tomography, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy. The Ultrasound Department is also accredited by The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
CentraState’s Radiation Oncology Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
The Star and Barry Tobias Women’s Health Center is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and a Pink Ribbon Facility by Hologic®, as well as being accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
CentraState has been designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for excellence in nursing care.
CentraState has been awarded the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Award. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard defines what CEOs and their organizations can do to prevent cancer, to detect cancer early, and to ensure access to the best available treatment for those who are diagnosed with cancer.