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Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Baytown holds Grand Opening Ceremony

Some of the Houston Methodist Baytown attendees, left to right, Jarren Garrett, VP, operations; Kiska Boyd, director, pharmacy; David P. Bernard, CEO; Becky Chalupa, chief nursing officer; Susan Neel, clinical nurse manager, cancer services; Dr. Atul Shah, gastroenterology/hepatology; George Colon, director, spiritual care & values integration; Dr. Claudia Molina, pathology; Dr. Esther Dubrovsky, breast surgery; Dr. Cesar De Las Casas, medical oncology/hematology; Dr. Shawn Tittle, cancer center medical director; Dr. Walter O’Hara, cardiothoracic surgery; Dr. Ziad Kronfol, colorectal surgery, Dr. Mary Goswitz, radiation oncology

BAYTOWN — (February 15, 2019) — Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital’s newly renovated cancer center held a grand opening for the community on February 12.

The expansion project at the facility located at 4021 Garth Road is designed to meet the growing needs of the community and provide leading edge cancer care. The project includes the addition of infusion therapy suites for medical oncology patients, as well as radiation oncology and improved conference and education facilities for patients and physicians.

“Our nationally recognized experts in cancer care are dedicated to bringing the latest cancer treatment and therapies to our patients,” said David P. Bernard, CEO, Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital. “Through individualized treatment plans and compassionate care, our team of highly trained cancer specialists are working to fight cancer and support those who have it.”

The cancer program specializes in treating some of the most common types of cancer, including breast, lung, prostate and colon, using the most advanced techniques available. The Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Baytown features an experienced, specialized team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, oncology nurses and cancer care navigators to help patients and families through their cancer journey. The care team provides services ranging from prevention and diagnosis to advanced treatment follow up and survivorship.

“Our team of clinical experts helps patients and families through their cancer journey—both physically and emotionally—with the goal of reducing or eliminating cancer, seeking new treatment options for highly resistant cancers and providing personalized care to every one of our patients,” said Bernard.

The Houston Methodist Cancer Center also offers screenings, educational events, support groups, clinical trial access and genetic testing close to home.

For more information or assistance in cancer care, please call one of the Houston Methodist Cancer Center nurse navigators at 281.420.8809.

About Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital has provided Baytown and East Houston with quality medical care since opening its doors in 1948. The hospital has grown throughout the years with the community, providing comprehensive care at all stages of life. As a health care leader, the hospital is proud to have a fully integrated residency program focused on educating and inspiring future practitioners. Today, Houston Methodist Baytown provides some of the most advanced and innovative procedures while never losing focus on compassionate and patient-centered care. Houstonmethodist.org/baytown.