FitzPatrick Cancer Center
The CVPH FitzPatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh offers a coordinated, patient-centered approach to cancer treatment.
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The FitzPatrick Cancer Center offers a coordinated, patient-centered approach to caring for people with cancer. Our team of highly skilled, compassionate health care providers work together to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those battling the disease. They specialize in caring for cancer survivors – survivorship begins on the day of diagnosis.
For the convenience of our patients, we offer a full range of cancer treatment at the FitzPatrick Cancer Center, including:
- Radiation therapy
- Clinical research protocol
- Counseling services
- Support Groups
Access to other services such as surgery, imaging, IV therapy and pastoral Care are equally as convenient because of our location within Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.
When the FitzPatrick Cancer Center opened in 1990, it set a new standard of cancer care in Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties. Named after the late James FitzPatrick, a dedicated supporter of CVPH, the Cancer Center’s mission was to harness the collective talents of a variety of health care professionals under one roof and provide the highest quality of cancer care possible. That standard of excellent care continues today.
The FitzPatrick Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, the nationally recognized cancer accrediting agency as a community comprehensive cancer center. This status is reserved for only those centers that meet the rigid requires including the comprehensiveness of services, education of staff and the quality of care provide.
The American College of Radiation Oncologists (ACRO) also accredits the FitzPatrick Cancer Center. The ACRO reviews practices to ascertain that facilities, staffing and treatment programs are in accordance to accepted standards of modern day radiation therapy delivered in the United States.