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Published on April 26, 2013

World-renowned cancer care coming to Pelham

Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute Opening New Facility
Patients Can Receive Award Winning Cancer Care Close to Home

Greer, SC. - Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is opening a new facility at Pelham, bringing its world class cancer treatments to patients in the Greer and surrounding areas.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute will celebrate a ribbon cutting for its newest facility at 10 a.m. on May 1, 2013 on the Village Hospital campus.

The new state of the art Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham is a 10,000-square-foot facility offering radiation and medical oncology in one convenient location. Patients receiving treatment on the Pelham campus will have access to the same treatment review, as well as access to clinical trials available at Gibbs Cancer Center.  Patients will greatly benefit from The Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institutes affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition to quality cancer care, the new facility will  continue the Gibbs Cancer Center tradition of offering healing features such as a including a garden and natural light.

“It is vital that we make our research-based care more convenient for patients across the Upstate,” says Dr. Timothy Yeatman, Director and President of the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. “The addition of services at Pelham is an exciting step in that direction.”

Gibbs Cancer Center practices patient-centered care by having each patient’s treatment plan reviewed by a team of physicians from various disciplines. These multidisciplinary conferences include various support staff, including a dietitian, genetic counselor and patient navigators.

“The new Center will provide a much more comprehensive level of care” says Yeatman. “This expansion benefits patients by joining the quality medical oncology services that Gibbs Cancer Center’s Palmetto Hematology Oncology has provided in the Greer community since 2006.”

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About Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute
Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute is the recipient of numerous national accolades and is a proven leader in providing the highest quality of cancer care. Most recently, the center was named again named a recipient of the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The center is affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Network. It is one of 30 centers participating in the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program, which shares best practices and ensures that quality cancer care is available in rural and under-served communities. It has participated in the NCI’s Community Clinical Oncology Program since 1983.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Village Hospital are members of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Family. Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute also has facilities on the Spartanburg Medical Center campus and in Gaffney.

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System:
SRHS is the area's largest employer with more than 5,500 associates and more than 600 affiliated and employed physicians. Spartanburg Health maintains a Level One Trauma Center designation and is a teaching hospital system. Featuring a full spectrum of services, the system is comprised of three hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, a multi-disciplinary physician network, a vibrant post-acute division, corporate health, a managed-care insurance company, is home to the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Gibbs National Research Institute. Partnership affiliations include; the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers, the M. D. Anderson Cancer Network, Mercy Health, ROI (Resource Optimization & Innovation), and the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.

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