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QHS Celebrates Completion of Phase One of its Comprehensive Cancer Center in West O’ahu

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HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health System (Queen’s) is excited to announce the completion of the first phase of a state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer center at The Queen’s Medical Center – West O‘ahu.

A blessing ceremony was recently held for the radiation therapy section of the 5,472-square-foot facility, which is located in the Clinical Service Center, Suite B120. Phase two of the project, which covers infusion services, is scheduled to be completed in late September.

Queen’s team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, registered nurses, and support staff will provide cancer patients with convenient access to a broad spectrum of treatments and survivorship programs never previously available in the West region. Services will include patient navigation, social work, pain and palliative care, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and more.

The new center will feature eight exam rooms, seven chemotherapy infusion bays, and the latest radiation therapy technologies including a Siemans CT Simulator and a TrueBeam Linear Accelerator. The state-of-the-art equipment will allow clinicians to design personalized treatment plans and target tumors with precision.

“Our Queen’s ‘ohana is committed to offering more access points and the best possible care for our state’s cancer patients. Expanding our oncology services in West O‘ahu enables us to provide this community with a continuum of care in a healing environment that’s closer to home. The goal is to bring everything to our patients, so they won’t have to travel all over the place for different portions of their treatment,” said Darlena Chadwick, MSN, MBA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer at The Queen’s Medical Center – West O‘ahu.

The new facility increases access to Queen’s nationally-recognized oncology care for the people of Hawai‘i. For 2022-2023, U.S. News & World Report has recognized The Queen’s Medical Center as being among the best hospitals in the country for cancer care.

The West Cancer Center is located at 91-2135 Fort Weaver Road, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information, call 808-691-3035.

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