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Fort Hamilton to expand cancer services; offer advanced breast cancer care

October 23, 2018

Fort Hamilton Hospital is expanding its cancer services on the third floor of the physician office building at 1010 Cereal Avenue in Hamilton, located on the hospital campus.

The 12,600-square-foot third floor will be completely remodeled at a cost of more than $5 million. The expansion includes 16 private and semi-private infusion bays to accommodate chemotherapy patients, the latest in radiation therapy technology, and 10 clinical exam rooms designed to enhance care for cancer patients. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019.

“The expansion of our cancer services will allow for better continuity of care for all cancer patients,” says Ron Connovich, president of Fort Hamilton Hospital. “Once the expansion is completed, all our physicians and services will be in one location to better meet the needs of cancer patients.”

The design for Fort Hamilton Hospital’s new cancer care area follows a model that was designed for patients by patients. This model began during the development of the new Kettering Cancer Center on the campus of Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio. To transform the cancer care experience, Kettering Health Network created a patient advisory council to involve cancer patients and survivors in the center’s development—from the facility’s design to processes and treatments implemented throughout the network.

As part of its cancer services expansion strategy, Fort Hamilton Hospital is offering advanced breast cancer care with the addition of two new physicians, Jessica Wobb, MD, and Hilary Shapiro-Wright, DO. Dr. Wobb is a board-certified radiation oncologist who previously was on staff at the James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute, as well as the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. Dr. Shapiro-Wright is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in breast surgery, the Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery procedure, and breast diseases.

As part of Kettering Health Network, Fort Hamilton Hospital cancer service providers can partner with world-renowned cancer care experts at the Kettering Cancer Center, making Fort Hamilton Hospital the cancer destination in Butler County where area patients can receive specialized medical and radiation oncology treatment close to home.