The moment you walk into the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center, you will be greeted by kind and compassionate staff members. You will see plants, paintings and warm colors in this beautiful, new facility in Fitchburg, MA. When you sit down in one of the waiting or treatment rooms, you can be at ease that our staff of certified nurses and physicians will offer personalized care for you.
We provide more than 11,500 medical oncology treatments and more than 10,600 radiation therapy treatments a year. Through the collaboration of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center, the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center delivers cancer care for the region.
A Small Army of Caregivers-
This welcoming facility is staffed by board-certified medical oncologists, certified oncology nurses, hematologists, dieticians, and radiation oncologists from HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center.
Cancers We Treat:
- Head and neck
- Soft tissue
Cancer Services We Offer
- Blood apheresis
- Blood transfusions
- Consults, follow-up care and radiation treatment
- Diagnostic testing
- Home care and hospice
- Individualized coordinated treatment plans
- Infusion, transfusions and other support therapies
- Lymphedema treatment
- Nutrition counseling
- Pain management
- Star Program®
- Patient Navigator
- Symptom management
- Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center offering massage and more
- Relaxing and calming atmosphere
Surgeons at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital also provide a wide range of surgical services for the benefit of cancer patients. When required, you also have access to more advanced treatments and clinical trials at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
Radiation Therapy Services
Our center features a TrueBeam® radiation treatment system that coordinates imaging, patient positioning and motion to:
- Provide more precise dosages for safer radiation treatments
- Deliver times that can be up to 50 percent faster than conventional radiation therapy
- Treat tumors anywhere in the body
- Increase patient comfort
Simonds Hurd Complementary Care Center
Our Simonds Hurd Complementary Care Center offers free acupuncture, massage, reiki, and much more for patients undergoing treatment.
Quality Cancer Care Nationally Recognized
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons recently granted a three-year approval with commendation to our Cancer Center.
Approval by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Only one in four hospital-based cancer programs across the United States receive this special approval.
Our Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center received the distinction of achieving the status of Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program, also granted by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
American Cancer Society Resource Center
In collaboration with the American Cancer Society, a resource center is on-site at the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center. The first resource center in North Central Massachusetts, volunteers are available to help you and your family navigate the cancer journey.
The resource center is supplied with computers, printers, televisions and educational materials. Patients and their families can access a variety of services and support programs by either visiting the resource center located in the Cancer Center, or by calling 978-343-5670.
Public Reporting of Outcomes of the Cancer Committee
The Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) are quality measures that encompass multiple primary cancer sites, including Breast, Colon, Rectal and Lung. UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital/Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center data is derived from the National Cancer Data Base submitted by our certified tumor registry team. Although the data measures provided in the 2017 report is past data from 2015, these reports provide valuable feedback to our program. These reports are regularly presented to Cancer Committee to review and evaluate evidence-based patient care, discuss successful processes and identify processes where clinical improvements are required.