Ardmore Opens Cancer Center

June 1, 2011

Mercy Cancer Center in Ardmore, Okla.

Mercy Memorial Health Center has opened its state-of-the-art cancer treatment center.

The 14,000 square foot facility is a partnership between Mercy and the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. The center is located on Hall Street, just east of the Southern Oklahoma Medical Plaza on the Mercy campus.

“With our new linear accelerator, we can now offer much shorter treatment times for our radiation therapy patients,” said Mindy Burdick, Mercy Memorial president. “There’s a great deal of comfort in receiving care close to home by the people you know.”

Mercy’s new cancer center features a patient-centered environment with private infusion bays and a soothing atmosphere completely tailored to healing.

The new cancer center will offer simultaneous PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and CT (Computed Tomography) scans. The PET/CT offers high-definition imaging and routine 10-minute full-body scans. The faster scanning speeds – and lower doses – are important for patients undergoing multiple scans for oncology treatments. And for the first time, these scans will be available to both cancer patients and those in outpatient testing.   

“Southern Oklahoma knows how critical a new cancer center is for this region,” said Wes Stucky, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “That’s why the Chamber of Commerce Foundation was happy to be the developer of the building. We will be able to continue to offer quality, accessible healthcare to the community.”

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