About Us - Our Approach to Your Care
Compassionate Continuum of Care
From diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care, you will be guided through the comprehensive treatments and services available to you at the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center. Medical professionals in many specialties work together to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of you and your family.
A Team Approach: The Perspective of Many Disciplines
We offer a complete continuum of care—with all information shared with your physician. Cancer treatment at NWH is built around detailed, comprehensive plans, uniquely tailored for each of our patients.
Along with the latest standards of cancer care, our patients have access to a variety of additional services shown to be beneficial. Please take a look at the list below and contact us with any questions at the phone number at the top of this screen.
Through the Clinical Trials Program at NWH, our patients can access major medical advancements in cancer treatment here at Northern Westchester Hospital. Visit www.nwhc.net/clinicaltrials to see a list of clinical trials being conducted at NWH.
Cancer survivorship begins when our patients are diagnosed, and our Survivorship Program helps patients manage the complexity of their health and well-being with compassion and thoroughness. Learn more about the Survivorship Program at NWH.
The Health and Wellness Program at NWH is designed to support our patients in parallel to their medical treatment plan after receiving a diagnosis of cancer. In addition to traditional medical treatment (i.e., radiation therapy, chemotherapy, etc.), a dedicated Nurse Practitioner Care Coordinator works with our patients and their caregivers to include four additional disciplines in the care plan: nutritional assessment and planning, integrative medicine strategies, fitness and exercise programs and emotional support.
Each week practitioners from all disciplines (nutrition, integrative medicine, fitness and rehabilitation and mindful wellness) meet with the Care Coordinator and Medical Director of the Program. They discuss all aspects of our patients' care to ensure a coordinated and holistic support plan of care.
NWH continually attracts first-rate physicians, surgeons, and radiologists who have trained in some of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools.
A Team Approach: The Perspective of Many Disciplines
Under the leadership of our cancer care specialists, cancer treatment at NWH is built around detailed, comprehensive plans for each patient...plans that specify not only the medical, surgical, and radiation therapies required, but also the need for various forms of physical, emotional and other support.
The Cancer Committee is comprised of representatives from the medical, nursing, and support staff. These experts meet regularly to discuss trends and cancer treatment alternatives, as well as make recommendations to enhance the range of services available to you.
A panel of experts serve on our Tumor Board. The Tumor Board meets weekly and provides a forum for representatives from various disciplines to discuss in-depth treatment options for the specific needs of individual patients and cases.
The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center offers the latest non-invasive and minimally invasive approaches and techniques to diagnose and treat many types of cancer. View Innovative Technology Services >
Focused on patients with serious illness, and their families, the goal of palliative care is to relieve or reduce pain and suffering and to enhance the patient’s quality of life from the time of diagnosis onward.
Read about Palliative Care at NWH. Find out the difference between palliative care and hospice.
The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center (CTWC) offers a complete continuum of care. From diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care, you will be guided from one service to another—with all information shared with your physician. Medical professionals in many specialties work together to meet the physical, psychosocial, educational and spiritual needs of you and your family.
We value our partnership with the American Cancer Society which offers Patient Navigators on-site to provide assistance and support for cancer patients and their family members. ACS Navigators are based in the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center and are available to help you from the time of your diagnosis through your treatment and recovery—providing information and assistance in accessing healthcare resources. ACS even has round-the-clock support via a hotline for patients in urgent need of help or information. For more information, call 914.242.8132.
A certified Spanish language translator is a member of the CTWC staff and is available to help patients in need of translation assistance.
Part of our commitment to treating the whole patient includes offering support to family caregivers, through the Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center, loved-ones can find the support they need to best care for someone with cancer.
NWH partners with Avida Labs Advanced Tissue Preservation. Avida Labs has the highest quality research-grade preservation technology currently utilized in major cancer research institutions to preserve cancer tissue for research purposes. Preserved in this way for our patients, this tissue is then available, if ever needed, for the latest testing, and to potentially match a patient’s disease to early detection techniques and emerging, highly personalized precision treatments. In this way, our cancer patients and their physicians can have access to the best testing and therapies available.
Northern Westchester Hospital is now the first hospital in the United States to offer the Avida Labs Advanced Tissue Preservation program, exclusively for our patients having cancer surgery at NWH. Visit www.avidalabs.com/ or call 800.854.0665.
The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center with state-of-the-art advanced technology for radiation therapy was opened in 2005. In December 2008, NWH opened the first floor (above the ground floor) of the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, which includes physician offices, the Laurie Bass Sklaver Infusion Center and support group space.
Philip Bonanno, MD FACS, is Director of Integrated Cancer Care in the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center