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Inpatient Oncology Unit

Specialized, in-hospital, cancer care at Blount Memorial

Blount Memorial cancer patients requiring in-hospital care or one-on-one monitoring benefit from a dedicated oncology unit on the 5-east floor of the hospital. The 18,062-square-foot area – staffed by specially trained oncology nurses – features:

  • an outpatient treatment area – featuring comfortable recliners and hospital beds – for those who are receiving high-dose chemotherapy, antibiotic therapy, injections, anticoagulation medications and other cancer treatments
  • an inpatient nursing unit that includes three negative pressure rooms, also called airborne infection isolation rooms
  • an inpatient certified case manager who can assist patients and family members with insurance and specific home care needs after the hospital stay
  • spacious family waiting areas
  • free Wi-Fi access via a patient’s or visitor’s personal laptop computer
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