The Dalton Ambulatory Oncology Clinic
has over 30,000 patient visits annually. Patients range in
age from adolescent to geriatric. Multispecialty care is
provided by three major services - Hematology Oncology,
Surgical Oncology, and Gynecology Oncology.
Processes to provide care range from
consultation and diagnosis to terminal care including
patient/family education, chemotherapy and blood product
administration, monitoring of research protocols, surgical
biopsies and ongoing follow-up of patients. In Dalton, we
practice a combination of primary and team nursing. This
model allows continuity with our physician partners as
well as our patients and their families. The greatest
satisfaction of our staff is the relationships that we
build with out patients and families as we care for them
through their cancer experience.
Nursing staff consists of 24 nurses
and six care partners. Over 40% of the staff are
baccalaureate prepared and three hold master's degrees.
Seven nurses are certified in a specialty.