Medical Oncology services at the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital include chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies and clinical trials that treat cancer. A team of medical oncologists, physician assistants, medical oncology certified registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists and laboratory and support staff provide medical oncology services to our patients. Individuals and families affected by a cancer diagnosis also have access to our medical oncology department’s interdisciplinary team.
Assisting each patient’s oncologist is an interdisciplinary oncology team specializing in the care of individuals and families affected by a cancer diagnosis. Oncology team members include oncology nurses, a case manager, a health psychologist, a mental health counselor, a social worker, nurse navigators, rehabilitation specialists, an oncology nutritionist, a pharmacist, and pastoral care.
Oncology Certified Nurses
The C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital employs more than 25 oncology certified nurses, who have earned a national certification in cancer care from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. The certification requires oncology certified nurses to complete a written exam and satisfactory completion of a specified number of nursing hours. Oncology certified nurses work with other oncology specialists to provide the best cancer care to our patients.
Glens Falls Hospital’s inpatient care oncology unit, located on the second floor of our Tower, offers 21 private and 2 semi-private rooms. Family involvement is a key part of the unit’s approach to inpatient care. Visiting hours are open and specially designated rooms are available in the inpatient care unit for family visits and private meetings with our oncology staff.