Cancer Network: Hackettstown Community Hospital
Community Hospital has joined the University of Pennsylvania
Cancer Network, extending Penn's Cancer Network to 29 hospitals
in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including the northern New
Jersey counties of Morris, Sussex and Warren. This relationship
provides Hackettstown Community Hospital with the support and
expertise of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of
Pennsylvania, one of the premier cancer centers in the country,
in helping Hackettstown build and expand its own cancer program
and develop its new $6 million cancer center on its campus.
with the Abramson Cancer Center is of great benefit to our
hospital and to our entire community," said Gene C. Milton,
President & CEO of Hackettstown Community Hospital. "Joining
the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Cancer Network means
that we will receive the expert consultation services to create
a leading community-based cancer program, ensure access to
the latest procedures and clinical trials, and provide our
physicians with colleagues to confer about the latest research
findings and treatments. This translates into better care for
patients in northwestern New Jersey."
the new cancer center will provide a full range of radiology
procedures for diagnosing cancer, such as digital mammography,
as well as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and a full range
of support services. These services will be located on the
first floor of a new medical office building. This building
is under construction and will be connected to the hospital.
The new Cancer Center is expected to open in the summer 2005.
joining Penn's Cancer Network, the residents of the tri-county service
area will have ready access to the highly specialized clinical
services available at the Abramson Cancer Center, as well as
more than 200 clinical trials available through Penn. In addition,
Penn offers a full range of conferences for physicians, nurses
and other health professionals on the latest cancer treatments
as well as community outreach programs that focus on early
prevention and providing information for those affected by
cancer. Through this relationship, the hospital's physicians
will be able to consult with Penn cancer specialists about
specialized services available at the Abramson Cancer Center.
Network helps us meet our mission to provide the best possible
care to cancer patients and families in this region," said
Dr. John H. Glick, director of the Abramson Cancer Center of
the University of Pennsylvania. "By joining together and supporting
the efforts of Hackettstown Community Hospital, we have created
the right team to help patients in this community receive outstanding
care and get treated as quickly as possible."