CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center Fact Sheet
- The Philadelphia hospital (Eastern Regional Medical Center) is part of CTCA’s national network of cancer hospitals and community treatment centers in Zion, Illinois; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Goodyear, Arizona; and Seattle, Washington.
- CTCA provides comprehensive cancer care by integrating leading-edge medical treatments with naturopathic medicine, nutrition, oncology rehabilitation, psychological counseling, spiritual support and pain management.
- Specializes in complex, advanced cancer, treating all major adult forms of the disease.
- CTCA has served cancer patients throughout the United States for more than 20 years.
- The Philadelphia hospital opened its doors on December 19, 2005 and was the first CTCA hospital on the east coast.
- Philadelphia address: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124.
- Eastern is currently 260,000 square feet and five stories tall.
- Before the Philadelphia hospital opened, 20% of CTCA’s current patients flew from the east coast to other CTCA hospitals for CTCA’s unique cancer treatment.
- The Philadelphia hospital has a capacity of 54 inpatient rooms, 4 ICU, 2 surgical suites, 16 outpatient guest rooms, and 27 infusion chairs and suites.
- This year the Philadelphia hospital employs close to 800 people.
- The Philadelphia hospital offers some of the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic treatments– including High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, IMRT, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, Hyperthermia, Photodynamic Therapy, and TomoTherapy®.
- The Philadelphia hospital was the first in the Delaware Valley to bring TomoTherapy to the region, and the first hospital in the United States to offer patients Intraoperative Radiation Therapy using the Novac7. The Philadelphia hospital also leads the country in the number of hyperthermia treatments performed using the BSD 500, and now is just one of three hospitals in the country offering eligible patients deep tissue hyperthermia using the BSD-2000.
- Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, CTCA is a privately held network of cancer treatment hospitals and outpatient oncology clinics.
Programs and Services
- Medical Oncology
- Radiation Therapy
- Surgical Oncology
- Orthopedic Oncology
- Interventional Radiology
- Interventional Pulmonology
- Genetics Counseling
- Clinical Research
- Critical Care
- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Nutrition Therapy
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Pain Management
- Mind-Body Medicine
- Oncology Rehabilitation
- Chiropractic Care
- Sleep Care
- Spiritual Support
History of CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center
- Cancer Treatment Centers of America was founded in 1988 by Richard J Stephenson in honor of his mother, who lost her battle with cancer in 1982. He was challenged to create a better experience for cancer patients that empowers them to participate in their treatment.
- Today, CTCA provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary path to cancer care by integrating leading-edge medical treatments with naturopathic medicine, nutrition, oncology rehabilitation, psychological counseling, spiritual support and pain management.
Hospital’s Trademark Principles
- Whole Person and Integrative Care where oncologists work closely with staff nutritionists, mind-body therapists, naturopathic doctors, physical therapists and spiritual support to treat the whole person all under one roof.
- Mother Standard®, a standard required at CTCA that exceeds the level found at most hospitals. This is the standard of care CTCA staff would want for their own mothers.
- Patient Empowerment Medicine®, where patients and caregivers are positioned at the center of their care, voicing opinions and participating in their own treatment decisions.
- CTCA offers exclusive technologies and treatment protocols: TomoTherapy® radiation treatment to pinpoint and more safely treat cancer, and metronomic chemotherapy to minimize the side effects of conventional chemotherapy.