Comprehensive Cancer Care
St. Petersburg General Hospital offers a multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of cancer. Patients have access to a wide range of services that are provided on-site or in partnership with others. A multidisciplinary committee of cancer specialists meet monthly to review and discuss cases in order to better treat the disease and support the patient.
- Cancer Education
- Cancer Registry
- Cancer Screening
- Clinical Trials
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Discharge Planning
- Genetic counseling and testing
- Hospice Care - Outside Service
- Nutritional Support
- Pain Management
- Radiation Oncology - Outside Service
- Religious Support
- Patient directed input increases genetic testing in the surgical setting>
- Social Services
- Support Groups
Accredited Community Cancer Program
To be accredited by the Commission on Cancer means we demonstrate commitment to quality care, improved patient outcomes across all domains of cancer care, have dedicated resources to provide screening, prevention, treatment and support services and data applications to serve as the basis for quality improvement.
Through our relationship with HCA's Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) in Nashville, patients also have access to one of the largest clinical research programs in the nation. This allows them to receive the latest oncology treatments and participate in clinical trials, right in their own community. SCRI is affiliated with more than 700 physicians nationwide, including many on Florida's west coast.
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Oncology Nurse Navigators assist cancer patients to make sense of complicated hospital systems to improve both their patient experience as well as their health outcome. Our navigator is an oncology certified RN who works specifically with cancer patients assisting them with absorbing and understanding their diagnosis, explaining diagnostic and/or surgical procedures, and helping patients make informed decisions about their treatment options and plan of care. The Nurse Navigator serves as a resource from the initial point of contact across the cancer continuum through survivorship, helping patients to preserve or return to their best possible level of physical, psychosocial, and nutritional function. Our navigator strives to remove any barriers that prevent timely care in order to improve the cancer experience and assist in achieving the best possible outcomes. She works collaboratively with organizations within our community, coordinates with the facility multidisciplinary team members, participates in the monthly cancer conference and is a key member of our cancer committee.