This fall, Mount Auburn Hospital, a major WorldPath Heath affiliate institution, completed construction of a redesigned and expanded center for the treatment of cancer and blood disorders. The Hematology/Oncology Department has long been one of the hospital’s cornerstones of excellence and compassionate care. Pioneered under the guidance of Mortimer Greenberg, MD in the 1960’s and later expanded under the leadership of Roger Lange, MD, over the years, thousands of patients have been expertly cared for and compassionately treated by an extraordinary team of physicians, nurses, technicians and staff. As the treatment modalities for cancer rapidly expand, Mount Auburn Hospital – in partnership with leadership in oncology – developed a plan to further support the special level of care that physicians and nurses provide to patients and their families and to enhance the healing environment.
“Our goal is to provide an expanded array of treatment options, personalized to each patient, and to deliver them in an environment that supports our patients’ wellbeing,” says Lisa Weismann, MD, Chief of Hematology/ Oncology. The new center features an attractive, light-filled reception area and solarium overlooking the river designed to create a welcoming area of comfort and greenery for patients and their families. In addition, a Patient Wellness Center was created to provide essential resources for patients and their families such as mind-body medicine, workshops and support groups, integrative therapies, nutrition counseling and education. The new design also provided the opportunity to enhance patient-centered care by reorganizing the working space to improve communication and teamwork, as well as extend technology and services.
Mount Auburn Hospital is a major affiliate of WorldPath Health and this newly renovated Cancer Care and Hematology Center ensures that WorldPath clients can benefit from the most advanced and innovative care.