Support services available locally for cancer survivors

Cancer can take a tremendous toll-physically, emotionally and financially. Fortunately, there is a network of local services that patients can tap into to find support. "Every patient is different; everybody's journey is different. Someone might need a particular resource at one point, whereas another person might need the same resource at a different point," says Katie Burke, a patient navigator at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute.

Important changes underway

It is important to us that our patients receive the best-possible care in a timely fashion and that your experience at WVCI is a positive one. We recently made some changes to better serve you by creating patient care teams, modifying our appointment scheduling and extending our hours of operation. Please take a moment to review the changes, many of which take effect on Dec. 4, 2017.

By | November 16th, 2017|Blog, Inside WVCI|

WVCI’s RiverBend clinic is closing, remaining providers relocating to Country Club

The transition of relocating our physicians, staff and services from our RiverBend clinic in Springfield to our Country Club Road location in Eugene will conclude in early December. Earlier this year, we completed an 8,000-square-foot expansion and renovation of our clinic on Country Club Road, making room for the consolidation of staff and services.

By | October 18th, 2017|Blog, Inside WVCI|

New device now available at WVCI to treat brain cancer patients

Jim Ketter, a former physics instructor at Oregon State University is among the first in the Willamette Valley to receive a new treatment for glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumor in adults. Jim underwent surgery and radiation therapy, and now, in addition to receiving chemotherapy, he wears a cap-like device called Optune.

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog, Inside WVCI, Targeting Cancer|

WVCI’s gynecologic oncology services relocating to Country Club Road clinic

The 8,000-square-foot expansion and renovation of Willamette Valley Cancer Institute's Country Club road clinic is nearing completion. Plans are now underway to relocate services currently offered at our RiverBend clinic to our Country Club location. The first department to make the move is Gynecological Oncology services. Our Gyn Onc department will begin seeing patients at Country Club on Monday, May 22, 2017. What can patients expect? When patients arrive at Country Club, they will [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Blog, GYN Cancers, Inside WVCI|

UPDATE: WVCI facility expansion brings additional changes for patients

Patients coming to WVCI's Country Club Road clinic between now and late January will need to use the rear service elevator to access the building's second floor departments. To reach the rear elevator and get to the medical oncology exam rooms, the infusion room or retail pharmacy, patients should go down the hall, past the lab. The clinic's front elevator is closed due to renovation and expansion construction. From time to time, the construction [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Blog, Inside WVCI|

WVCI staff compete in pumpkin-decorating contest

We are in the Halloween spirit at both our Country Club Road and RiverBend clinics this week. Staff members in each department combined their imaginations to decorate pumpkins, which are on display in the waiting room of each clinic. Patients are encouraged to vote for their favorites. The creativity is as varied as the personalities that make up our wonderful staff, and we had a lot of fun creating these pumpkin masterpieces. The votes [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Blog, Inside WVCI|

WVCI facility expansion work ramps up

Big changes are happening at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, and we ask for your continued patience as our facility expansion and renovation moves into phase II. This phase of the construction project will be the most complex and potentially disruptive, as work crews begin renovating interior patient care areas. What can patients expect? Due to work in the main lobby—including the reception desk, front elevator and waiting room—patients entering the building will be directed [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Blog, Inside WVCI|
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