WHY CHOOSE US?
Nationally Recognized Cancer Program
Every hospital has one main objective—to provide high-quality health care to the community it serves. It certainly is what we strive to provide every day to every patient who enters our doors for consultation, education, treatment or follow-up care at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center. Like all excellent cancer centers, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The essential purpose of the CoC and NAPBC is to set standards for quality cancer care and to evaluate a facility’s compliance with these standards. By participating in the survey process every three years, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center demonstrates in a very public way our commitment to quality care and continuous process improvement. During our most recent survey in 2017, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center earned the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest recognition of cancer program excellence. There are more than 1,500 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the United States. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center was one of only 16 cancer programs in the country, and the only program in New Jersey, to earn the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award. With this recognition, we have proven, using very objective measures, that our goal of providing high-quality care is, in fact, a reality at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.
Superior care, close to home
Our commitment to excellence is grounded in research and evidence-based practice. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) publishes practice guidelines developed through research to improve “the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care”. Like most excellent cancer centers, our medical team uses these guidelines to direct and manage patient care, making treatment decisions that are based on the latest research available. Our team monitors compliance with these guidelines to verify that we adhere to our commitment to our patients to provide the highest quality, cost-efficient care available.
These guidelines help ensure that patients receive high-quality care no matter where they choose to be treated. Following national guidelines relieves the residents of our community of the burden of traveling to receive the most current cancer treatment – they can get it with confidence right here at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.
Access to new treatments and research
The entire cancer center team – physicians, nurses, therapists and support staff – meet several times each week to discuss new cancer therapies and treatment, and how to apply those therapies to provide the best care possible to our patients. This commitment to providing the most current treatment options available, combined with our strong research program, gives our patients access to cutting-edge care that once was only available in large cancer centers.
Support for the body, mind, and spirit
But treating the disease is only half the battle in the fight against cancer. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center prides itself on the quality of our staff and the depth of services we offer. The care we provide is skilled, compassionate and intimate. All of our support services, including patient navigation, psychosocial support, nutrition counseling, physical therapy, genetic counseling, and financial support are dedicated solely to our cancer patients and are located right in the cancer center. These resources allow us to address the physical, psychosocial and financial needs of our patients and their loved ones quickly so that problems don’t become overwhelming.
No one can guarantee the outcome of any type of treatment. But at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, we pledge to provide the level of clinical excellence everyone deserves, never forgetting that each person who walks through our doors deserves our personal and collective best efforts.
Our 25 Year Fox Chase Cancer Center Partnership
Since 1993, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center has been affiliated with the highly respected Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of only 494749 centers in the country designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest level of designation given by the National Cancer Institute. An NCI-designated cancer center means that a center has met NCI standards for cancer prevention, clinical services, or research. A Comprehensive Cancer Center meets NCI standards in all three categories.
This enviable alliance has propelled Hunterdon Medical Center’s cancer program to new prominence. Not only did it pave the way for the opening of a cancer center to serve families who previously had to travel hours to receive radiation therapy, it brought the extraordinary resources of a nationally renowned program to Hunterdon County.
Our Cancer Care Team
Our Cancer Care Team consists of a wide range of highly trained professionals including board-certified medical oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses, nurse navigators, genetic counselors, dietitians, social workers, physical therapists, clinical research nurses, radiation therapists, survivorship coordinators, financial counselors, community outreach and education specialists, and cancer registrars! They are with you every step of the way through and beyond your cancer journey. Click here to learn more about our dedicated team of professionals.