Inpatient Cancer Care

The Mary Greeley Medical Center Inpatient Oncology Unit includes 16 private rooms where patients receive state-of-the-art cancer care.

Our compassionate staff is specially trained to focus on the physical and emotional needs of patients.

Specialized Nursing Care

Oncology Unit at Mary Greeley Medical Center

The fifth floor of the new patient tower is dedicated
to caring for oncology patients, and features
three family suites that offer a home-like
atmosphere. The oncology floor also offers access
to Mary Greeley's rooftop garden.

Registered nurses certified in oncology and chemotherapy administration work with board-certified medical and radiation oncologists to deliver care, including chemotherapy, intravenous (IV) therapy, blood transfusions, pain management, symptom management and end-of-life care.

Our oncology nurses provide:

  • High quality nursing care. Many of our nurses are certified by the Oncology Nursing Society, and all follow American Nurses Association standards for oncology nursing.
  • Continuity of care. Whether you are moving from the emergency room to a hospital bed on the oncology unit or going back home to start outpatient care, your oncology nurses will help you throughout your course of treatment.
  • Patient involvement. Nursing staff includes patient's choices and preferences in their plan of care, and educate patients and family members about diseases and treatments.

Palliative Care

At Mary Greeley Medical Center, our Palliative Care program provides specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain and stress that serious illnesses can cause. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families. Learn more.

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