The Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center provides more than 11,500 medical
oncology treatments and more than 10,600 radiation therapy treatments a year.
Through the collaboration of HealthAlliance Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical
Center, the Cancer Center delivers cancer care for the region.
The Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center provides community-based,
coordinated care programs for adults with various types of cancer and blood
disorders. A multidisciplinary team approach individualizes each patient's plan
of care to meet the diverse and changing needs for them and their
The Cancer Center facility includes a Radiation Therapy
Department with a state-of-the-art linear accelerator, and is staffed by medical
oncologists, hematologists and radiation oncologists from HealthAlliance
Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center.
As a member of UMass Memorial Health Care, HealthAlliance Hospital patients
have convenient access to UMass Memorial Cancer Center. This ensures close
coordination of a patient's care with a renowned cancer center that provides
advanced radiation treatments, bone marrow transplants, PET (positron emission
tomography) scanning and the latest clinical trials.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons recently
granted three-year approval with commendation to the Simonds-Sinon Regional
Cancer Center at HealthAlliance Hospital. The extensive accreditation process
includes an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility
demonstrates their level of compliance with a set of standards that represents
the full scope of the cancer program including: cancer committee leadership,
cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and
Approval by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily
committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo
a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Only one in four
hospital-based cancer programs across the United States received this special
The Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center also received the distinction of
achieving the status of Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program, granted
by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
American Cancer Society Resource Center
In collaboration with the American Cancer Society,
a resource center is on-site at the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center - the
first resource center in North Central Massachusetts available to help patients
and their families navigate the health care system.
The resource center is supplied with computers, printers, televisions and
educational materials, and is staffed by volunteers. Patients and their families
can access a variety of services and support programs by either visiting the
resource center located in the Cancer Center, or by calling 978-343-5670.
Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer
HealthAlliance Hospital - Burbank Campus
275 Nichols Road,
Fitchburg, MA 01420