WellStar launches Cobb cancer center
by MDJ staff
August 22, 2014 12:17 AM | 2034 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

WellStar Health System has announced, through a new partnership with Radiation Oncology Services, the creation of the WellStar Cobb Hospital Cancer Center. Since 1985, WellStar Cobb Hospital has collaborated with ROS to care for cancer patients in need of radiation therapy.

WellStar Cobb Hospital’s comprehensive oncology program has treated thousands of patients, combining world-class cancer care and treatments for complex cancer cases, while also providing support for families and caregivers. The Austell location will continue to provide state-of-the-art radiation therapy close to home.

“Our partnership will align radiation oncology treatment and programs with the cancer resources of WellStar health system,” said J. Warner Ray, M.D., president of Radiation Oncology Services.

“WellStar Cobb Hospital has long been a destination for cancer services,” said Kem Mullins, president of WellStar Cobb Hospital. “With the launch of the WellStar Cobb Hospital Cancer Center, patients and referring doctors can continue to count on WellStar and ROS to provide comprehensive community-based cancer care. The partnership is a significant asset to our community and cancer patients in the area as it furthers our mission to provide top notch care.”

For almost 30 years, the radiation oncology center had been located on the WellStar Cobb campus, at 1800 Hospital South Drive in Austell. ROS radiation oncologist Heather Gatcombe, M.D., serves as medical director of the newly named center and is supported by ROS colleagues David Shaw, M.D., and Sasha Wahab, M.D.

With cancer programs at WellStar Kennestone, Douglas and Paulding hospitals, WellStar is a source of state-of-the-art cancer care in northwest Georgia. By collaborating with the Mayo Clinic Care Network, WellStar oncologists can electronically consult directly with Mayo Clinic specialists on complex patient cases.

For more information about the center, call (770) 948-6000, (770) 956-STAR or visit wellstar.org.

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