Cancer Services

As a system, The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute treats more than 6,000 new cancer cases annually.

Cancer Care - TreatmentsThe institute model of care provides all the types of expert care a patient may need for his or her treatment and overall quality of life.

Hartford Hospital is one of the few hospitals in New England treating spinal cord tumors and brain tumors with exciting new technologies like stereotactic radio surgery. It pinpoints high-dose radiation on tumors in or around the spinal cord and brain, where traditional surgery would be more invasive and dangerous.


Medical Oncology/Hematology Services provided in collaboration with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute.

Windham Hospital

has been an NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer) program since 2011. In 2014 the hospital will become an ACOS CoC accredited Community Cancer Center. In addition Windham Hospital: 

  • Has a collaborative relationship with Oncology Associates, PC of the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital
  • Is a long time participant in the Connecticut Cancer Screening Programs through which underserved populations in our communities receive free screening tests for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. 
  • Participates in the Hartford HealthCare Low Dose CT Lung Screening Program. 

We are here.

Oncology program services provided at Windham Hospital include:

Support Services
A variety of support services are available to our patients which include nutrition consultation, pastoral care services, patient navigation, integrative health and social services, survivorship, and outreach/education opportunities for people in the community.

Screenings
Breast MRI services

Colorectal
We are one of the few sites within the state that participate in the Connecticut Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CCRCP) which offers free Colonoscopies for individuals over 50 who qualify.

Breast & Cervical
Individuals who qualify may receive free Breast and Cervical screening through The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

Support

  • Support Groups - Each Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, our staff members facilitate a support group for cancer patients and their families.
  • Our dietary department is privileged to have on staff a specially trained Oncology Dietician
  • Pastoral care services are available to help our patients when needed.
  • Free integrative therapies are available to patients in active treatment such as acupuncture, massage, reiki and meditation. If interested please contact Mary Horan, 860.456.6766.

Oncology maintains a regular business schedule, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, please call 860.456.9116, extension 2326. For all other services or questions, please contact the Oncology Services Program at 860.456.6896.

Our Mission
Multidisciplinary cancer conferences are held regularly to discuss best practice and allow for providers involved in patient care regarding care and treatment. All of our physicians are Board Certified in Oncology and Hematology and attend ongoing programs to enhance and expand their ability to provide the most current and optimum care for our patients.

Our APRN is ANCC certified and attends oncology-related education annually. She works collaboratively with our Oncology Physicians to provide nursing leadership & to improve outcomes for patients with cancer and their families by increasing health care access, promoting clinical excellence, improving patients' quality of life, documenting patient outcomes, and increasing the cost-effectiveness of care.

We maintain a Staff of Registered Nurses who maintain membership in their Oncology Nursing Society. They maintain current provider status at all times in Biotherapy and Chemotherapy Administration through the Oncology Nursing Society.

Annual competency is reviewed through a skills review and through Department testing. Monthly Education programs/ journal review are provided to assist them in maintaining current information.

Our Oncology Nurse Educator and Patient Navigators work to educate and support our staff and our patients as they face the challenges of diagnosis and treatment from point of entry through the survivorship experience.

Our Vision
We will be recognized as an outstanding community Oncology Care Provider in Connecticut. Across the generations, our patients and their families will experience healthcare that is consistently high in quality, seamless in transition and accessible to all. We will be the leader in healthcare and a catalyst for improving the communities we serve.

Our Staff is dedicated to maintaining competency and collaboration that will support high quality care. We will develop a program within our community that brings continued modalities and opportunities for optimum survival of our patients.

Let us show you the way. 

Patient Navigators

  • Serve as a liaison between you and your medical team to help you better understand your treatment options
  • Guide you through the health care system
  • Help you find answers to your questions about medical issues, financial and insurance needs
  • Direct you to hospital, community, and American Cancer Society support programs
  • Offer tools to help you keep track of your appointments, lab results, medications, insurance claims and other journey-related information
  • Coordinate transportation to and from cancer treatment
  • Provide emotional support to you and your family by phone and/or face-to-face
  • Arrange interpretation services when there is a language barrier
  • Ensure your access to health services and information
  • Improve your over-all health care experience
  • Reduce the number of delayed or missed appointments
  • Advocate for and ensure timely delivery of early detection and treatment of cancer