PCLC at VCU Massey Cancer Center
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(Note: The above list does not guarantee availability. Sessions fill months in advance and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.)
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has been ranked 38th in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s 2010-2011 publication of America’s Best Hospitals, making it one of nearly 900 cancer centers nationwide selected out of approximately 1,500 eligible institutions.
- Laurel J. Lyckholm, MD, Education and Fellowship Program Director, Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care
- Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, APRN, BC, Clinical Director, Thomas Palliative Care Unit
- Richmond, Virginia
VCU Massey Cancer Center At-a-Glance
- NCI-designated cancer center serving both cancer patients and other hospital patients
- Operates an inpatient unit, consult and outpatient services
- Extensive experience in making the financial case for palliative care
- Strong nursing and advanced practice nursing integration into the program
- Long-standing experience serving medically underserved, minority and low-income patients
Who Should Train at the PCLC at VCU Massey Cancer Center?
- Teams of health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators and financial officers
- Academic medical centers
- Cancer centers
- Hospitals seeking to establish palliative care inpatient units
- Hospitals serving low-income and medically underserved populations
- Community hospitals and rural hospitals
We have found that PCLC attendees tend to base their decisions on several factors, including geographic proximity, similar institutional setting and particular PCLC offerings.
What will you gain from training at the PCLC at VCU Massey Cancer Center?
VCU Massey Cancer Center can offer attendees:
- Access to a hospital palliative care program within a cancer center setting
- An understanding of a palliative care program that provides care to underserved communities as a safety net hospital
- Expertise in marketing palliative care services to oncologists
- Excellent support data and data collection techniques to show the financial viability and cost-savings of palliative care
- Experience in integrating palliative care into medical education and residency programs
- Information on recruiting and utilizing community volunteers within a palliative care program
- A concrete plan of action for starting or strengthening a hospital palliative care program
More about VCU Massey Cancer Center
The 11-bed inpatient palliative care unit at the VCU Massey Cancer Center admits about 500 patients yearly from clinics, other units at Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, ICUs, ERs, hospices, nursing homes and private homes. VCU Massey's nursing and medical consultations emphasize symptom management for all oncology patients. In addition, the program has integrated radiation oncology and bone marrow transplant into palliative care operations.
An integral part of the mission of the Thomas Palliative Care Unit at the VCU Massey Cancer Center is to provide palliative care to medically underserved, minority and/or poor patients who traditionally have not had access to such services. In 1989, the Rural Cancer Outreach Program was established to provide cancer care and palliative care in the rural, medically underserved sections of Virginia.
Registration and Travel Information
For tuition information and to register, go to www.capc.org/pclc/tuition.
For specific questions about VCU Massey Cancer Center, including the availability of specific training dates, contact Carrie Cybulski at email@example.com or (804) 628-1918.
For general questions about the registration process, contact Jennifer Raiten at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 201-2683.
VCU Massey Cancer Center is located in the city of Richmond, VA and is approximately 15 minutes from Richmond International Airport.