Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Clinicians together in one place

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Cheryl Butman: Having everyone rate in the same space saves a lot of time. The patient is in the room, and is seen by all of us from that room. So, as we visit with the patient and identify their needs different practitioners are then able to come into the room in a timely fashion and talk with the patient; it’s made a big difference. So we all work together, we all communicate together, we’ve all formed a bond, we all have a good working relationship, and we kind of know when the other is done and what’s going to happen next and the patient feels like we’re a very well tuned time machine.

Rudolph Willis: Having clinicians all within one environment, in a structured environment with relatively close proximity, and keeping that patient less mobile in an environment that’s comfortable for them. It tremendously effects how we get, how we really achieve what we really need to achieve that day for that patients care. So having a team approach you in terms of not only having individuals dedicated to the same purpose of making that patient well, but having them literally geographically accessible where you’re really working in the same environment and so you’re constantly interacting with the other clinicians and dealing with problems that you need to address in a particular patient.

Maria “Gina” Watson: It’s very efficient, and it takes into consideration that people that have cancer don’t always feel well and the last thing you want to do is run from one office to another.

Kelly Prall: I think the layout of the patient empowerment care model has significantly improved in, just in our relationships, and our relationships with the patients, and our relationships with the clinicians. We’re just a few feet away from each other so we know that we can just go to them really quickly to ask a quick question rather than trying to hunt them down, and it’s nice to see the patient walk in and kind of give them the warm greeting knowing again that they can help, we can help to build trust with them that they can see us and know that we’re that their basically their family away from their family.

Learn how the layout of Patient Empowered Care keeps clinicians just a few feet away from each other, all dedicated to the same purpose - to treat our patients like family.

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