CVMC Now Offering Oncology Services

November 23, 2021, NEPHI, UT -- Central Valley Medical Center (CVMC) is excited to add another piece of the healthcare puzzle by bringing cancer treatment closer to home

Last month, CVMC was able to treat their first Oncology Patient by way of infusion therapy, better known as chemotherapy. The consultation and infusion service was brought to CVMC through our new TeleHealth technology in partnership with Intermountain Healthcare. These services will provide support and care to cancer patients within the Central Utah Region and surrounding areas.

Using Telehealth technology, which includes high-definition cameras, audio equipment, and televisions, CVMC clinicians can quickly connect with our consulting Oncologist Dr. Benjamin Voorhies. This makes it possible that transfer if care is needed, it can be seamless and smooth. Dr. Voorhies is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist with great patient reviews and currently practices in Southern Utah.

Dr. Voorhies came to CVMC this past Tuesday (Nov. 16th, 2021) to meet personally with our Oncology staff and Primary Care Providers. His personal approach to quality healthcare aligned perfectly with our staff here and will make a great addition to the current physician team at Central Valley Medical Center. He also was able to see the "New Beginning Bell" that was donated by Project Bell to CVMC.

Robyn, our dedicated Oncology RN, CVMC team members and Dr. Voorhies will provide real-time evaluation and treatment plans for patients. Along with the ability to coach our clinicians through many specialized procedures.

"Our main goal at CVMC is to provide individualized care. This program will provide the ability for oncology patients to keep their cares and treatment decisions with their Primary Care Physician. It will eliminate the cost and time of travel that patients from smaller communities endure during cancer treatment. The least amount of interruptiosn on a patient's road to recovery is what we are triving for at CVMC. We believe this new service and partnership will provide just that here at Central Valley Medical Center." - Robyn Aagard, RN