Award-Winning Cancer Care in Northcentral Pennsylvania
Expanding to Keep Life-Changing Care Close to Home
UPMC in the Susquehanna region is taking the battle against cancer to the next level, building on our mission of providing world-class care for patients close to home. As part of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we’re giving patients increased access to renowned cancer specialists, cutting-edge research in immunotherapy, more than 300 leading-edge clinical trials, and the most advanced technology for cancer detection and treatment.
A $15 million investment over the next two years will transform the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport. With more than 10,000 square feet and a new patient-centric footprint, the expansion will include:
- Clinical Areas—A significant portion of the existing physician exam rooms, offi ces, and staff support areas will be expanded and renovated to accommodate 22 physician exam rooms, the addition of new physicians and advanced practice professionals, and the physical space necessary to expand our complementary therapy programming.
- Chemotherapy Infusion Services—The infusion area will be expanded to 28 chemotherapy bays, increasing the number of private rooms and privacy in our open chemotherapy bay area, all while creating an environment of calmness, healing, and comfort.
- Pharmacy Upgrades—The existing pharmacy will be relocated to create efficiencies for quicker treatment preparations for patients.
- Patient Experience Enhancements—Renovations will create ease of access from the front of the Center, as well as provide kiosks in the waiting areas for an enhanced check-in process.
The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport has more than 30,000 outpatient encounters per year, and more than 45,000 procedures are done annually. Expansion is essential to accommodate a growing demand for the Center’s services, which includes same day access to care.
Our Award-Winning, Patient-Focused Cancer Center
The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport has a long-standing accreditation history with the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer, starting in 1981, as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Recently, the Cancer Center in Williamsport received gold-level commendation for UPMC Susquehanna’s comprehensive community cancer program through 2021—the only center in northcentral Pennsylvania to achieve this status. Gold-level is the highest-level accreditation, with commendation in all seven possible categories. The Commission on Cancer’s gold-level status indicates that UPMC Susquehanna’s cancer program is not just meeting nationally recognized standards for the delivery of quality cancer care, we are exceeding it. In March 2019, the Center was one of only 24 U.S. accredited hospitals —and the only one in Pennsylvania—to earn the Commission on Cancer’s 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport has five full-time medical oncologists, two advanced practice professionals, and one part-time medical oncologist. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Wellsboro has one dedicated full-time medical oncologist and one advanced practice professional. With a steadfast focus on prevention, early detection, progressive treatments, and extensive support, our regional centers work as partners on each patient’s road to recovery, lending a helping hand every step of the way from diagnosis to survivorship.
The Hillman Name
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the region’s only National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one of the largest integrated community cancer networks in the United States. Backed by the collective strength of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has more than 60 locations throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio with cancer centers and partnerships in Italy, Ireland, Kazakhstan, and China. Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in cancer care, the more than 2,000 physicians, researchers, and staff are leaders in molecular and cellular cancer biology, cancer immunology, cancer virology, biobehavioral oncology, and cancer epidemiology, prevention, and therapeutics. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is transforming cancer research, care, and prevention—one patient at a time.
Your Donation Matters
With a fundraising goal of $3.5 million, you can be a part of keeping world-class cancer care local. All donations to Susquehanna Health Foundation stay local. To learn more about how you can make a difference, call the Foundation at 570-320-7460. Make a gift online or mail a gift to SHF, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.