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Inpatient Oncology Care

When hospitalization is necessary, Pennsylvania Hospital offers inpatient oncology care provided by a highly specialized multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals. Our nurturing environment encompasses the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families. We strive to enhance the patient's quality of life by providing a comfortable, pain-free setting during all phases of the continuum of care.

The atmosphere on the inpatient unit is peaceful, dignified and supportive. The unit has ten beds and serves patients ages 13 and older with a range of cancer or blood-related diagnoses.

The nursing staff is highly experienced and consists of chemotherapy- and oncology-certified nurses who are well-versed in pain and symptom management. A unit-based nurse educator assists with education of the nurses as well as care of patients and families.

Care is also delivered by a multidisciplinary team including a range of medical and surgical doctors, radiation oncologists and therapists, social workers, home care and hospice professionals, physical, occupational and speech therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists and pastoral care professionals.


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