The Bellevue Hospital (TBH), in collaboration with NOMS Healthcare, is bringing cancer care services close to home for Bellevue residents and the surrounding areas. This new service for TBH will be housed in the hospital and conveniently located on the first floor.
“When someone receives a cancer diagnosis, it is important to be able to access physicians and services near home,” said Timothy Buit, TBH’s president and chief executive officer. “That is why TBH and NOMS Healthcare have decided to collaborate to provide the expertise needed to help our residents navigate through this challenging disease without traveling to a larger city for care.”
On Sept. 9, TBH will be introducing Cancer Care and Infusion Services as a new service line. Cancer Care Services will include a new physician-run hematology/oncology clinic, which is initially scheduled for Thursday mornings and led by NOMS Healthcare oncologists James Fanning, M.D. and Timothy Adamowicz, D.O. In addition, TBH’s skilled staff will provide services such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy, a treatment that uses a person’s own immune system to fight cancer.
“Our team is dedicated to using the most advanced, patient-specific treatment,” said Dr. Adamowicz. “We are eager to partner with Bellevue and provide great care close to home.”
Dr. Fanning added, “We deeply care for our patients and strive for the best outcomes so they may continue to thrive.”
Dr. Fanning has been serving the area as a board certified medical oncologist since 1998. He earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. He completed an internship and his residency in internal medicine at Ohio State. He also received his medical oncology/hematology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Adamowicz has been serving the area as a board certified medical oncologist since 2013. He received his bachelor of science degree at Penn State University and his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pa. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, followed by a medical oncology fellowship at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, Nev.
To make an appointment with Dr. Fanning or Dr. Adamowicz in Bellevue, call 419-484-5440. A physician order is required.
TBH’s Infusion Services, formerly called the Ambulatory Care Center, is staffed by skilled and compassionate registered nurses who are specially trained to administer IV medications and perform wound care. TBH’s infusion services staff works with individuals and their primary care provider to support the patient’s unique needs.
Infusion services include:
- Administration of intravenous medications
- Administration of hydration and antiemetics
- Blood transfusions
- Bladder instillations
- Care and maintenance of implanted chest ports and Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC)
- Intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
- Placement and maintenance of venous access devices such as extended dwell and midline catheters
- Therapeutic phlebotomy
- Wound dressing changes
- Vacuum-assisted wound treatment
Additional services may be provided upon request.
Cancer Care and Infusion Services will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. To 4 p.m.