About The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center
At Northern Westchester Hospital's (NWH) Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center in Mt. Kisco, New York, we ensure that patients who undergo cancer treatment receive the compassionate care and comprehensive services they need at a time when they may feel most vulnerable. Our patients have the full support of our cancer specialists plus the convenience of being close to home.
NWH’s multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses treat a wide range of cancers with the latest treatments and surgeries. A list of the cancers the CTWC treats includes:
Cancer Clinical Trials
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.
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 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 at NWH
The Cancer Committee is comprised of representatives from the medical, nursing, and support staff. These experts meet regularly to discuss trends and treatment alternatives, as well as make recommendations to enhance the range of services available to you.
The Tumor Board at NWH
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 and specific needs of individual patients and cases.
Compassionate Continuum of Care
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.
Health & Wellness Program Interdisciplinary Committee
The Health and Wellness Program at NWH is designed to support you in parallel to your medical treatment plan after you receive a diagnosis of cancer. In addition to traditional medical treatment (i.e., radiation therapy, chemotherapy, etc.), a dedicated Nurse Practitioner Care Coordinator will work with you and your caregiver to include four additional disciplines in your 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 your care to ensure a coordinated and holistic support plan of care.
The CTWC offers the latest non-invasive and minimally invasive approaches and techniques to diagnose and treat many types of cancer. View Innovative Technology Services >
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