The Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital has hired a new team member to help patients in their fight against cancer. The center is welcoming a new Varian TrueBeam® linear accelerator to its fleet, further enabling the center and hospital to offer the very best cancer care to patients in the Chippewa Valley. This upgraded technology replaces the linear accelerator the center previously had.
A linear accelerator is used to treat all organs of the body and delivers high-energy x-rays to the region of a patient’s tumor. These x-ray treatments are designed in such a way that they destroy cancer cells while sparing surrounding normal tissue.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer the latest in radiation treatment therapy to patients in our region and beyond,” said Andrew Bagnall, president and CEO, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.
“The combination of state-of-the art physicians and equipment, plus the ability to keep care local really makes the community the ultimate benefactor in this,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, president and CEO, Prevea Health. “We take a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer, and the addition of the Varian TrueBeam® linear accelerator will help to improve patient care.”
The Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will hold a blessing of the new linear accelerator Wednesday, October 16 at 9 a.m. at the Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave. Community members are invited to attend and registration is not needed.