WELCOME TO ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY
Oncology Hematology Associates (OHA) of Springfield is staffed by a proven, experienced multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to patient care. We provide expert care to our patients while respecting their dignity and life choices. We provide state-of-the-art oncology and hematology care throughout the region to all patients. We understand the difficult journey that our patients and their families face while battling cancer and blood disorders. Our patients take comfort in knowing that we have been serving the region since 1979, providing exceptional medical expertise, genuine compassion, and unwavering emotional support. We encourage family members being present during visits and welcome any questions you may have regarding treatment options or specific services.
WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.
At OHA, our primary purpose, and our driving passion, is to provide patients with world-class cancer care and leading-edge treatments, close to home. We know that patients and their families seek the best possible care, expert technologies and access to clinical trials. Our patient-centered practice is focused on meeting our patients’ needs, everyday, in every way.
As You Begin Cancer Treatment
When you hear the words “You have cancer”, it is often difficult to hear or think about anything else. Likely what follows your diagnosis is a treatment plan that has been decided by you and your cancer doctor. These plans are typically specific to treating your cancer and either preventing or managing side effects. You may also have other health conditions that need to be monitored by your primary care physician. We will coordinate with them throughout your journey.
YOUR “MEDICAL HOME” AWAY FROM HOME
Our team will focus on your cancer care and work with your other health care providers to make sure all your needs are met. This is why your cancer care team will be your “medical home”. Your oncologist will lead this team by communicating and coordinating with all others involved in your care to help insure the best possible outcome.
An Oncology Medical Home is a nationally recognized team-based care model that puts YOU at the center. The purposes of a medical home are to: a) allow better access to health care, b) increase your satisfaction and medical outcomes and, c) deliver the care as economically as possible. This program begins with the first visit to your oncologist and will continue throughout your treatment and follow-up.
OHA is one of only 10 practices in the entire country to receive accreditation from the Commission on Cancer as an Oncology Medical Home. This designation is a testament of our commitment to leading the way in advancing cancer care across the country.
Our Oncology Medical Home designation is based on a set of standards and criteria that are continually measured and evaluated. This ensures that as a patient you can be assured you are receiving the country’s best care.
These standards for cancer care include:
- Putting you and your entire medical condition at the center of the treatment plan
- Utilization of evidence-based medicine to produce quality outcomes
- Making cancer care accessible and efficient with quality treatment delivered in the most cost-effective manner
- Delivering care in a patient-centric, caring environment that keeps you happier, healthier and able to spend more time at home
- Measuring and benchmarking results against other facilities so that care continuously improves for all patients