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Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long

MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOPSOPHY:

Our vision is to provide an exceptional, unsurpassed health care experience at the Cone Health Cancer care program.  Our mission is to create a patient-centered, safe, high-quality, comprehensive program to meet the needs of our community. Through an empowered team, we will provide outstanding, collaborative, coordinated care with empathy and compassion that will exceed our patients, customers and communities expectations.

LOCATIONS:

Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long – Greensboro, NC

Cone Health Cancer Center at Annie Penn- Reidsville, NC

Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional – Burlington, NC

Cone Health Cancer Center at MedCenter High Point – High Point, NC

Cone Health Cancer Center at MedCenter Mebane – Mebane, NC

Randolph Health Cancer Center  – Asheboro, NC

PRACTICE DETAILS (how many providers, how many employees, etc):

19 Medical Oncologists/Hematologists, 5 Gynecologic Oncologists, 1 Neuro-Oncologist

13 Advance Practice Providers

11 Oncology Pharmacists

1 Director of Oncology Pharmacy Services

1 Oncology Informatics Pharmacist

2 Oral Chemotherapy Pharmacists

2 Oral Oncology Specialty Patient Advocates

2 IV Drug Assistance Patient Advocates

1 Ambulatory Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Resident

QUALIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS (are you QOPI certified, etc.):

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) certified

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC)

Radiation Oncology (American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited)

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES STAFF W/ BRIEF BIO:

DISPENSING TYPE (RETAIL VS DISPENSARY):

Retail pharmacy (Medically Integrated Pharmacy)

6 Medical offices with chemotherapy infusion suites

SERVICES PROVIDED (BONE MARROW, RADIATION, CHEMO):

CHCC offers outpatient chemotherapy (oral and infusion) services, inpatient chemotherapy, radiation oncology, specialty pharmacy services, genetics testing and counseling, nutrition support, clinical social workers, financial counselors, patient support and cancer survivorship programs.  The CHCC pharmacy team support learners from four colleges of pharmacy and two PGY1 pharmacy residency programs.  Our pharmacists are dedicated preceptors to our ASHP accredited, PGY2 Ambulatory Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Residency which began in 2005.  We have an active clinical trials program receiving NCI and ASCO recognition for high-quality clinical research and excellence in patient enrollments among community oncology practices.

WHY DID  YOU JOIN NCODA?

I joined NCODA to collaborate with similar community oncology practices dedicated to excellence in patient care and to participate in the numerous educational opportunities including PQI, Oral Chemo Education Sheets, and Clinical Corner Webinars.

HOW DID YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

I joined NCODA online.  Becoming a NCODA member is quick and easy.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?  I learned about NCODA from colleagues and by reading an issue of Oncolytics Today.

HOW CAN NCODA HELP YOU? NCODA offers an oncology resource team from across the country to share knowledge, best practices, valuable experience and educational opportunities.  NCODA provides engaging, up-to-date education for our patients and for colleagues.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH NCODA?

Our passion is to educate and empower patients, colleagues and future colleagues to the highest quality, personalized, cancer care. I would like to see our students and residents involved in NCODA activities including Student Educational Talks (SETs), Oncology Journal Clubs, etc. I would also like to expand and promote NCODA’s Intravenous Chemotherapy Education (IVE).

WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACE NOW OR WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE OF ONCOLOGY?

1) Financial barriers to oral oncology agents

2) Excessive out-of-pocket costs for IV chemotherapy medications

3) Creating and maintaining oncology treatment plans in the electronic medical record

4) Staying current with payer requirements including biosimilars

 

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