Patient advocacy is at the heart of our mission and a natural extension of our commitment to providing exceptional patient care, close to home. The primary role of a patient advocate is to listen, and then to match patient needs to the best resources. At OHA, we offer assistance with coordination of transportation and lodging, financial assistance programs, finding support groups and community resources. Many excellent local support groups are available to provide support and compassion that benefits both patients and their families.
OHA Patient Advocacy Initiatives:
- CoxHealth Breast Cancer Center of Excellence – Dr. Gillett serves as medical oncologist for the Springfield area’s only designated Breast Cancer Center of Excellence.
All OHA regimens and treatment protocols are NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) and/or Academic evidenced-based.
- We are Community Oncology Members and active supporters of the Oncology Medical Home Initiative.
- To ensure that we provide the best, most current standard of patient care, we partner with MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic, Barnes, and Cleveland Clinic – all major academic centers of excellence.