Award-Winning Cancer Treatment
When you need the highest level of cancer care, you’ll find it right here at Methodist Hospitals. Our overriding goal – and passion – is to provide the best possible treatment and outcome for you. We do this by combining advanced treatment options with comprehensive rehabilitative services and supportive care to heal your body and nourish your spirit. Through compassionate care and education, we empower you to become an active participant in your recovery.
Multidisciplinary Team Approach
As patient at Methodist, you’ll have access to innovative and advanced treatment modalities in cancer care. Your cancer treatment will be determined by a team of physicians and nurses from multiple specialties working together to review your diagnosis and customize the best treatment plan for you. The team meets 4 times each month to review all available medical information for each patient to determine best treatments and provides a comprehensive report to your referring physician. Your referring physician may also participate in medical conferences that focus on your plan of care.
Nurses serving as patient navigators are an integral part of the Oncology Institute. In the acute and outpatient settings, these nurse clinical specialists direct, advise and answer questions to help patients “navigate” through the medical process. In addition to supporting patients and families, these nurses assist with community education, cancer risk assessments and cancer screenings.
Acute Care Services
Methodist Hospitals provides dedicated units for cancer patients who require acute care. Oncology-certified nurses provide specialized attention and detailed information to help patients best manage their treatment process. The nursing staff provides ongoing emotional support for patients and caregivers.
Genetic Counseling helps patients to identify potential health risks in order to make informed decisions. The counseling also helps identify individual genetic results, and provides support throughout the process.
Southlake Campus, Pavilion B, Oncology Institute
200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
By appointment: 219-757-7212
Methodist’s Rehabilitation Center assists patients in achieving physical, social and emotional independence. Comprehensive outpatient rehabilitative services for cancer patients are dedicated to a holistic approach to care and include:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech/Language therapy
- Lymphedema Clinic: Patients with lymphedema of the upper extremities can learn proper skin care, diet and exercises, massage and other compression techniques.
Southlake Campus, Pavilion D
303 East 89th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
By appointment: 219-738-3500