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Gettysburg Cancer Center

MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOPSOPHY:

Our mission is to provide individualized treatment, utilizing the best technical approach, and recognizing each patient’s psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs during their journey with their illness and healing.

For more than 25 years, Gettysburg Cancer Center has been committed to providing cancer care in a community-based setting close to home. Our all-encompassing oncology and hematology programs provide a complete range of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. Our caring and educated staff remains dedicated to providing insightful, compassionate care to all of our patients. We understand that every person is unique and we strive to ensure that our patients achieve not only the best possible outcome for their cancer treatment, but also the highest quality care and service during and after treatment. With Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Imaging, as well as an onsite laboratory and pharmacy, we truly offer complete cancer care, under one roof.

LOCATION(S):

Gettysburg, PA

Hanover, PA

PRACTICE DETAILS:

We currently have 3 Hematology/Oncologists, 1 Nurse Practitioner, and about 3 Radiation Oncologists that rotate. The rest of our staff is comprised of 2 Administrators, 2 Administrative Assistants, Front Desk Coordinators (Rad Onc/Hem Onc/Diagnostic Imaging), Medical Assistants, Registered Nurses, Research Coordinators, an MRI Tech, a PET/CT Tech, an Xray Tech, Ultrasound Tech, and 2 Pharmacy Techs. We have about 40-45 staff in total.

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES STAFF W/BRIEF BIO:

Erin Horner, CPhT, has been with Gettysburg Cancer Center since 2015. It was at that time that the IOD began operating, and continues to grow tremendously each year. Erin also handles all of the patient assistance as well as drug ordering for the entire practice. Sara Eisenhart, CPhT, has been with Gettysburg Cancer Center since Jan of 2019. She has helped to establish the IOD as one of the most important aspects in the care of GCC patients, and does the majority of the dispensing.

DISPENSING TYPE:

Dispensing Pharmacy

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Radiation, Chemotherapy, Pharmacy Services, Infusion Services beyond chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Biopsies, Clinical Research Trial Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Patient Assistance, In-house Billing. We hope to include Social Work in 2020.

WHY DID YOU JOIN NCODA? 

I joined NCODA looking for guidance provided by my peers in similar work environments. A lot of what I’ve done here at GCC has been self-taught, and I know there is still so much more information out there that we could benefit from.

HOW DID YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

I became a member via the online registration when it first became available.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?

I believe I learned of NCODA through the COA List Serv and COPA websites.

HOW CAN NCODA HELP YOU?

So far, NCODA has been a great resource for networking as well as providing information that Sara and I can bring back to our practice. We look forward to the Summit/Forums for both of those reasons.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH NCODA?

Currently, I am the Region 9 Leader and Sara is very involved in OPTA, so I do not know if we could be more involved….however, we are game for anything!

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

Some of the challenges we face are maintaining our space as one of the very few independent community oncology practices in the area. There is a  lot of tough competition from hospitals all over our area, specifically right around the corner from our office. We need the resources and tools to make us stand out. Other current challenges include the ACHC Accreditation process. Finally, another challenge that Sara and I face is the lack of understanding as to what a pharmacy technician does, and how vital we are to the success of the company. We have definitely gained a little respect this year, but I still feel like we are not as valued as other departments.

 

Victoria

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