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Cancer Care That Makes a Difference

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Letter from John M. Carrigg, President and CEO of UHS

John Carrigg, CEO

Our cancer care team at UHS stands ready to provide the full spectrum of care, from prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Our providers work to ensure that the hundreds of patients who receive oncological services at UHS annually can travel a seamless path that’s as comforting, effective and, ultimately, beneficial as possible.

Our approach to care features advanced protocols, enrollment in national clinical research and the use of cutting-edge therapies and technologies, all delivered by specialists and other members of our clinical team who are devoted to excellence. Yet, throughout our organization, the technical merits of what we offer never outweigh the human touch in personalized, compassionate care. Our people never lose sight of the significance of the total patient experience or the value of engaging each patient as part of the care team.

This commitment to quality has led national medical agencies and organizations to take notice of our cancer program and recognize us with awards and citations for stellar performance. This signifies that UHS is on the leading edge of understanding the science of cancer care and providing treatments that are specific and effective. It means we are among those medical centers that can treat cancers using the full battery of medications, procedures, chemotherapy, radiation and stereotactic radiosurgery to counteract the disease.

In addition, we are a resource for support services that can benefit the cancer patient and their loved ones. Support groups, dietary assistance and help with follow-up medical appointments can ease the burdens and challenges that are being faced.

If you and your family are ever dealing with a cancer diagnosis, you can be assured that your UHS care team will stay connected with you. We are committed to ensuring that you have the support you need to remain strong and resilient every step of the way.

John M. Carrigg
President & CEO of UHS