For immediate release – Dec. 31, 2014
Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology launches only weekend cancer clinic in the Fox Valley
Clinic will serve as urgent care, reducing costs for cancer patients
APPLETON, Wis. – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology, northeast Wisconsin’s cancer specialists, will launch its Weekend Clinic starting Jan. 10, 2015. This clinic will allow patients to be treated in an outpatient setting when they would otherwise be sent to a hospital.
“Every weekend, an average of 30 patients go to the hospital for things such as dehydration, fever and nausea, which can easily be treated in our clinics,” said Bill Guenther, M.D., founder and physician, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology. “Now our physicians will provide our community with an option for care that keeps patients out of the hospital, which not only allows patients to heal at the place most comfortable to them—their homes—but keeps medical costs down as well.” In addition to providing urgent care services for ill patients, the Weekend Clinic will add two additional days for patients to receive regularly scheduled chemotherapy treatments.
Offering chemotherapy seven days a week gives cancer patients the flexibility to get the lifesaving care they need at their convenience.
The Weekend Clinic will run every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It rotate between the Grant Street clinic located on the Appleton Medical Center campus and the Madison Street clinic located on the campus of St. Elizabeth Hospital. The Jan. 10-11
Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology’s Weekend Clinic will provide the following services:
- Urgent care services for ill patients
- Support therapy
- Weekend chemotherapy treatments (multiple-day regimens)
- Lab work
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Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology provides the most advanced cancer care in northeast Wisconsin. With 21 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. Established in 1990, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology is THE provider of cancer care in northeast Wisconsin.