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.

Services Provided

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.

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.

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation

St. Petersburg General Hospital is an American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer approved Community Hospital Cancer Program. The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs. These programs focus on prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services, and end-of-life care.