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Published on May 15, 2018

UNC Cancer Care at Rockingham, a Service of UNC Hospitals, Adds Medical Oncology, Offering Comprehensive Cancer Care

New clinic will give patients and their families access to UNC cancer expertise close to home.

UNC Health Care announces the opening of UNC Cancer Care at Rockingham, a service of UNC Hospitals, on May 15. The newly named and expanded clinic will offer comprehensive cancer care and support services close to home for patients and their families.

The clinic, previously known as the Smith McMichael Cancer Center, will now offer Medical Oncology and infusion services, in addition to the Radiation Oncology services that began earlier this year.

Medical oncologist Dr. Bennett Winston Yu will work closely with patients starting May 15.  Dr. Thomas C. Shea, a professor with the UNC School of Medicine and medical co-director of the UNC Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program, will support Dr. Yu. They join Dr. Mohit Kasibhatla, a UNC Radiation Oncologist who began providing care on April 1.

“When this hospital joined UNC Health Care last year, one of our top goals was to expand the care and services available in our community,” said Dana Weston, president of UNC Rockingham. “Unfortunately, cancer strikes far too often in this region. We are proud to offer much-needed and comprehensive cancer care and support that’s convenient for our patients and their families.”

Patients receiving care at UNC Cancer Care at Rockingham will be able to readily access the expertise of UNC Cancer Care’s providers, a site close to home for infusion therapy, and will receive high-quality, compassionate and state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of cancers. Surgical services, offered at UNC Rockingham Hospital, is another compliment to the care available.

UNC Rockingham Health Care, formerly known as Morehead Memorial Hospital, became part of UNC Health Care and unveiled its new name on Jan. 1.

To make an appointment at UNC Cancer Care at Rockingham, a Service of UNC Hospitals, call (336) 623-9713. To learn more about UNC Cancer Care, visit https://unclineberger.org. To learn more about UNC Rockingham, visit http://uncrockingham.org.

About UNC Health Care

UNC Health Care is an integrated health care system comprised of UNC Hospitals and its provider network (UNC Faculty Physicians), UNC Physicians Network, the clinical patient care programs of the UNC School of Medicine and other hospitals and hospital systems across the state. Additional hospital entities include UNC REX Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, Johnston Health, Pardee Hospital, High Point Regional Health, Caldwell Memorial, Nash Health Care, Wayne Memorial and UNC Lenoir Health Care.

Media Contact

For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Myla Barnhardt, UNC Rockingham Health Care

336-627-6191

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