Expert Cancer Care… close to home.
Welcome to the Oncology and Infusion Center at Roane General Hospital (RGH). When you or a loved one have a cancer diagnosis or a diagnosis that requires infusion treatment, you can rely on us.
We value a patient centered approach to oncology and infusion care. As such, your needs or that of your loved ones come first. From our team of experienced, caring medical professionals to our new facilities focused on patient comfort and convenience – we’re here for you. We realize the emotional and physical stress of an oncology or complex medical diagnosis. Our goal is to provide oncology and infusion care close to home to alleviate some of that burden. The Oncology and Infusion Center at Roane General Hospital receives high patient satisfaction scores with recent scores at the 99th percentile.
Roane General Hospital affiliates with West Virginia University (WVU) Cancer Institute to provide evidence-based care as well as the expertise of a multidisciplinary team which includes a medical oncologist and nurse practitioner. This affiliation allows our clinical nursing staff to train at a leading center to become chemotherapy and biotherapy certified through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Our nursing staff have long standing clinical expertise in critical care and infusion therapy. In total, the team has spent 75 years at the patient bedside. Our team also includes the expertise of a pharmacist, a patient navigator, authorization and clerical staff, a clinical leader and social worker who empathize with you or your loved ones throughout the course of care and treatment.
Together, our team, in conjunction with the multidisciplinary WVU Cancer Institute focus upon active treatment, surveillance, survivorship, palliative care, and genetic counseling. The team provides access to clinical trials, tumor board review, radiation therapy, and oncology specialty surgeons via referral to WVU. They also focus upon benign hematologic (blood diseases and disorders) as well. Such disorders include: Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Iron Deficiencies, Genetic Issues such as Factor V Deficiency, Hemochromatosis, and embolism.
Types of Treatments and Services
- Chemotherapy infusions and injections
- Acute visits for side effects (usually able to see an oncology provider same day)
- Intravenous (IV) Medication Administration (Infusions, such as IV Antibiotics, IV Fluids, IV electrolyte replacements, IV Iron, IV infusions for bone health.)
- Transfusion therapy (such as Blood, platelets, and albumin)Therapeutic Phlebotomy
- Allergy injections
- Dressing Changes, Ostomy and Tracheostomy Care
- Injectable therapy – Vitamin B12, Antibiotics, Testosterone, etc.
- PICC line insertions and PICC line care
- Central line care/ maintenance
- Acquisition of Lab Specimens
- Supportive treatment and infusions such as immunotherapy, hydration therapy, lab draws, blood product administration, and in scope chemotherapy for complex cancer treatment plans from centers such as CAMC, Cleveland Clinic, Strecker Cancer Center, and all WVU facilities
- On site MRI and PET scanning
- On site Central Line placement
- Therapeutic Phlebotomy
- Bone Marrow Aspiration and Testing
- Suprapubic Catheter Changes
- Patient Education and Follow-up Care
- Cancer Care Navigation and Social Services including a Cancer Resource Center
- Van Transportation
We comply with all standards of care for oncology and infusion therapy including the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI), Commission on Cancer (CoC), and Infusion Nurses Society (INS).
Additionally, the RGH team works with off-site specialists and renders care for many non-cancer diagnoses. Care is provided based upon referral and provider order.
What You Can Expect
Once an order is received for treatment, our authorization team will work with your payer to obtain approval for services. If you are a self-pay patient, our financial counselor will reach out to speak with you. Once the service is authorized, we will book an appointment for your treatment or treatment plan. For oncology patients, we may book a follow up clinic appointment to review any questions and to tour the infusion center. The center is newly renovated with private treatment space as well as state of the art infusion chairs.
Patient and family education is an essential part of care. We encourage all our patients to be informed and active partners in their treatment and healing process as complex medical and oncologic illness affects everyone. Whether it is special instructions for taking care during and after treatments, or tips to help reduce unpleasant side effects associated with some infusions. We help treat the disease and care for the whole person. A registered nurse (RN) case manager will navigate you through your care and be present for clinic visits as well as infusion treatments. You will also meet with our social worker who provides advance directive care, patient portal access, family support, and resolution of patient needs for items such as transportation, wigs, and prosthetics. Feel free to reach out to the RN or social worker during the course of your care as needs arise.
Dodi Bowen is an advanced practice registered nurse and board-certified nurse practitioner at Roane General Hospital.
Specializes in hematology and oncology care.
BS, Nursing, University of Charleston
Master’s Degree from Mountain State University
Make a Referral
As a referring physician, you will be consulted regarding the proposed care plan for the patient. Please send all of the patient’s recent diagnostic studies and care notes for use in his/her evaluation. Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs, and other private insurance, depending upon the type of wound and authorization is obtained via the referral office for services rendered.
Hours of Operation Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm
Weekend call coverage available.