GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ (June 7, 2018) – Inspira Health Network has opened a brand new Radiation Oncology center at 54 Oak Street in Woodbury. The center features an advanced linear accelerator, which makes it safer to treat complex tumors by more precisely identifying the location of a tumor using 3D mapping technology. Additionally, it is one of the first in the country that gives patients an outside view from inside the treatment room.
“Inspira has been providing high quality radiation oncology services to patients in South Jersey for more than 35 years, and we are pleased to be able to expand our program to a brand new facility,” said Patrick Nolan, chief operating officer of Inspira Woodbury. “We know how important it is for people in our community who are actively seeking cancer treatment to have advanced care right here in their own backyard. This new facility will provide them with state-of-the-art care that is close to home and in a unique and healing environment.”
The “heart” of this one-of-a-kind 6,000 square-foot radiation therapy center is the Varian VitalBeam Linear Accelerator. Using state-of-the-art technology, it allows physicians to better deter¬mine the location of a tumor using 3D mapping technology. In addition to this enhanced accuracy, the VitalBeam can also deliver treatments more quickly and with greater safety. It features double and triple safety mechanisms to ensure patient safety and provide clinicians with added confidence when delivering challenging treatments.
The new center also features technology, design features and landscaping that provide a more comforting, healing environment. The SmartVue™ Natural Light Solution eliminates the visual confines of the typical linear accelerator treatment room by providing a view of the outdoors from inside the treatment room. The SmartVue™ window allows natural light directly into the room, while giving the patient a relaxing view of an outside garden, before and after the treatment process. This will provide a more pleasant experience, especially for patients who are uncomfortable in a closed-in environment.
Radiation therapy uses X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles to fight cancer. Like surgery, radiation therapy can be used in multiple ways to treat a variety of cancers. It can also be used in combination with other treatments such as che¬motherapy and surgery.
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About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.