All Cancer Services Now Open At Moores UCSD Cancer Center

 

September 23, 2005  |  

The oncology clinical services at the new Moores UCSD Cancer Center are now open. This new milestone represents the relocation of three infusion areas, two oncology clinics, radiation oncology and imaging. Relocation of so many services from multiple locations was a complex undertaking that took months of intensive planning and took place in phases.

Radiation Oncology was the first service in the building to be licensed by the state Department of Health Services and began seeing patients on May 12. The majority of the clinical services – including the main cancer clinics, infusion center, pharmacy and clinical lab – were open for business as of July 18. The last unit to undergo licensing was Imaging Services and MRI, which began seeing patients August 8.

“On behalf of the entire Health Sciences, I want to extend congratulations to everyone involved in the monumental task of opening the clinical oncology services in the new building,” said Edward W. Holmes, vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. “It was critically important for continuity of care that this was done seamlessly.”

Early feedback has been positive, with patients noting the friendly staff, beautiful surroundings, comfortable furnishings and larger space, all of which add up to a more pleasant experience.

Valet parking is available for patients and guests, as is a free shuttle service for oncology patients and a family member or caregiver. The 6-passenger shuttle runs weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and circulates between the Gildred Facility parking lot at Hillcrest, the Old Town Trolley Station, and the Cancer Center. Patients can obtain shuttle schedules at the Cancer Center’s lobby information desk, clinic front desk and infusion center front desk.

New phone numbers for key points of contact are: Toll-free line, 866-773-2703; Clinic Appointment Scheduling, 858-822-6100; Information Desk, 858-822-6146.

For more information, including photos and floor plans of the new building, click here.

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