OhioHealth and Columbus Oncology & Hematology Collaborating for Westerville Cancer Center
Integrated approach to cancer care will offer a variety of services and resources under one roof
OhioHealth and Columbus Oncology & Hematology Associates are collaborating to bring expert clinical care and vital cancer support services to Westerville, close to where patients live and work. The Westerville Cancer Center will bring a full spectrum of integrated and patient-focused care to the communities it serves.
“This collaboration will allow patients to receive many of their treatments and services in one place, often on the same day,” said Praveen Dubey, MD, vice president, OhioHealth Cancer Care. “We are excited to work with Columbus Oncology again to bring the Westerville Cancer Center to this community, which will be the only place for oncology infusion in Westerville.”
The Westerville Cancer Center is the second building alignment between OhioHealth and Columbus Oncology & Hematology Associates.
“After the recent success of the Dublin Cancer Center, we are excited about continuing our collaboration with OhioHealth,” said Peter Kourlas, MD, Columbus Oncology physician and treasurer. “The location in Westerville will serve to add a new dimension to neighborhood cancer care and bring comprehensives services close to home, not only for Westerville, but for Lewis Center, Powell and New Albany,” Dr. Kourlas said.
The Westerville Cancer Center will be located at the OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus, 300 Polaris Parkway, where Columbus Oncology and Hematology Associates will lease more than 15,000 square feet of space in the existing building. All physicians are medical staff members at OhioHealth and most are MD Anderson Cancer Network® certified. Columbus Oncology, which has provided cancer care to central Ohio patients for more than 37 years, comprises a group of 17 physicians who specialize in every type of cancer and hematology diagnosis.
Patients at the Westerville Cancer Center will have the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials, receive infusions during extended hours and be seen at a high-risk cancer clinic. Other services include:
- Supportive Cancer Care:
- High-Risk Cancer Clinic
- Social Work
- Precision Medicine
- Genetic Counseling
- Infusion Services
- Lab Services
- Physician Practices (breast and cancer surgeons, colorectal, surgical oncology)
- Columbus Oncology Medical Oncology and Hematology
- Cold Cap therapy to reduce hair loss in some chemotherapy patients
- Research and Clinical Trials
- Short Stay for blood transfusion
Patients will receive their care in a tranquil environment, with finishes designed to be light, bright and calming. A rooftop sculpture garden will be backlit by windows, allowing sunlight to evoke the feeling of the garden being filled with light and life.
“We are extremely excited to provide the best possible integrative cancer care in a setting that is patient-focused and reassuring,” Dr. Dubey said. “Our new center brings home OhioHealth’s mission to improve the health of those we serve.”
Dr. Kourlas said Columbus Oncology’s oncologists and staff members are dedicated to giving patients and their families a sense of reassurance, hope, and empowerment from the very start. “Part of our mission is to make each patient’s medical journey as seamless as possible.”
The Westerville Cancer Center is slated to open in the spring of 2023. The building was designed by Andrews Architects, Inc., and is being built by Adena Corporation. DesignGroup is collaborating with OhioHealth on the project.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 14 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. It has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 15 times since 2007.
OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Berger Hospital, OhioHealth Southeastern Medical Center and Van Wert Health. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.
About Columbus Oncology & Hematology Associates
At Columbus Oncology & Hematology we’re dedicated to providing the best in patient care. It’s a commitment we’ve made to our patients and the communities we serve. Your health and well-being will always be the focus of everything we do.
Columbus Oncology and Hematology Associates is comprised of a group of 17 dedicated physicians who specialize in cancer treatment and blood disorders. Our practice specializes in every type of cancer and hematology diagnosis. Trusted for over 37 years, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients.
Columbus Oncology and Hematology Associates’ physicians and staff make compassionate and quality care our number one priority. It’s our level of care, experienced staff and state of the art facility that set us apart from other cancer clinics. When meeting with one of our oncologist, you feel confident that you're starting a treatment plan with a professional who will provide effective and efficient care.