Cancer Program at SRMC Fully Accredited with Commendation by the CoC
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Read more about our cancer accreditation.
SRMC Cancer Program Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
The Cancer Center at Southside Regional Medical Center offers advanced technology for treating a wide range of cancers. But while technology is essential to battling cancer, it is the compassionate care and expertise of the treatment team that is the most memorable part of the healing journey. Our team of cancer specialists believes in providing the highest quality of care for our patients. We maintain close communication with your treatment team, including your primary care physician. We believe patients and families require much physical and psychosocial support during their cancer journey and that cancer treatment and care should be convenient and available close to home.
Our oncology nurse navigation program helps meet the multiple needs of our oncology patients and their families. A nurse navigator is a registered nurse who helps guide the patient and family through the maze of cancer treatment decisions and fears. By providing education, including patients and their family in the treatment planning and providing resources for each individual’s needs patients feel equipped to deal with the many emotions they experience during cancer treatment.
In addition, we assure our patients and families are provided with psychosocial support, including distress management, psychosocial assessments and care, crisis intervention and individual, group and family counseling by licensed clinicians. Our patients also have full access to nutritional support.
Our Cancer Center’s Medical Director, David Penberthy, MD, is joined by three additional radiation oncologists, Thomas Eichler, MD, David Randolph, MD and Mohammed Ali, MD. Highly regarded, together these physicians bring over 100 years of combined cancer treatment expertise.
Our Cancer Center’s Medical Oncologist, Mitchell Machado, MD, treats our patients with hematologic and medical oncology needs. He also oversees our Infusion Center where patients receive outpatient chemotherapy and infusion therapies.
While our Cancer Center remains open full-time at its original site, 629 South Adams Street, Petersburg, preparations are underway to develop a comprehensive Cancer Center on the campus of the newly constructed hospital, located at 200 Medical Park Boulevard, Petersburg. The new Cancer Center will include radiation therapy, medical oncology clinics, infusion services, a women’s center, a community resource library and support services. This new center will also house our oncology navigator and psychosocial programs.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Cancer Center at 804-765-5850.