Exeter Hospital and the Massachusetts General
Hospital Cancer Center are pleased to announce an expanded collaboration. Beginning on February 1, physician leadership from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center will be at Exeter Hospital to provide comprehensive medical oncology and hematology services for the hospital’s Center for Cancer Care.
This expanded collaboration between the two hospitals will provide world-class cancer care for Seacoast patients.
“This expanded relationship with the Mass General Cancer Center builds upon our existing relationship in radiation oncology services and is part of Exeter Hospital’s long-standing commitment to provide the Seacoast community with expert physicians and a sophisticated level of care not typically found at a community hospital,” said Mary Palmer, vice president of Home Care and Cancer Care for Exeter Hospital. “It will allow Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care to provide a more comprehensive and integrated set of clinical services where patients will have unparalleled access to nationally recognized cancer specialists, research and treatments close to home.”
Mass General Cancer Center’s hematologist/oncologist Panos Fidias, MD will provide medical leadership and care for patients at Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care.
Joining him will be Mary Campbell, APRN, an oncology nurse practitioner from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. They will also be joined by Stefan Balan, MD.
"Patients living in the greater Exeter area now have access to one of the finest cancer treatment programs in the United States,” states David Ryan, MD, chief of Hematology/Oncology and clinical director of the Mass General Cancer Center. “We are very pleased that our cancer providers are working together with Exeter
Hospital as a team to provide the highest quality care for their patients.”
Since 2009, radiation oncology services at Exeter’s Center for Cancer Care have been provided under the leadership of Gary Proulx, MD, a radiation oncologist with the Mass General Cancer Center, and Paul Busse, MD, PhD, the clinical director of Radiation Oncology for the Mass General Cancer Center.
Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer as a community cancer program.
“Exeter Hospital is extremely proud to offer Seacoast area patients access to world renowned care close to home,” said Palmer. “In addition to consistently being ranked as
having one of the top cancer centers, Massachusetts
General Hospital was ranked as the #1 hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report. These recognitions are indicative of the leading edge cancer specialists, research and treatments they will be able to provide at a local
level for our patients.”
For more information about cancer care offered at Exeter Hospital visit exeterhospital.com/cancer-care or call 603-580-7337.
About Exeter Hospital:
Exeter Hospitalis a community-based hospital that serves residents from 38 towns in New Hampshire’s Seacoast
Region. The hospital and its affiliates employ 2,300 area residents and provide millions of dollars annually for community benefits. The hospital has been recognized by HealthGrades with the Distinguished Hospital Award
for Clinical Excellence in 2012 and 2013. This recognition
places Exeter Hospital in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient quality and safety outcomes. For more information, visit exeterhospital.com or call (603) 580-6668.
About Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center:
An integral part of one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers, the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is among the leading cancer care providers in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Mass General Cancer Center as
one of the top ten cancer centers in the country. Its nurses
were the first in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status
from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in recognition of the hospital's exceptional nursing care. The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is proud to be a founding member of a Harvard Medical School
consortium designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center. This prestigious seven-member center forms the largest cancer research collaboration in the country. The promising new treatments developed through this partnership are revolutionizing the future of cancer medicine.