Warrenton, VA (February 21, 2020) – Fauquier Health hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, February 20 to celebrate the opening of the hospital’s new Center for Cancer Care. Hospital leaders, physicians, community leaders and government officials attended the ribbon-cutting event to tour the new freestanding 25,640-square-foot center and learn about its new equipment and expanded services. The construction and equipment upgrades were made possible by a nearly $12.5 million capital investment from LifePoint Health, of which Fauquier Health is a part.
The new Center for Cancer Care has allowed Fauquier Health to consolidate most of its cancer care services under one roof, including:
- Infusion center for chemotherapy and immunotherapy;
- Cancer navigation services; and
- Support groups.
On February 10, 2020, Fauquier Health Urology also moved into the Physician Services space within the new building. An additional part of the building will remain a shell to facilitate future growth for Fauquier’s cancer program.
“Fauquier Health is proud to celebrate the opening of our new Center for Cancer Care as we work to enhance the delivery of high-quality cancer care to patients and their families across our region,” said Chad Melton, chief executive officer of Fauquier Health. “This project has been many years in the making, and we are grateful for the contribution of time and resources from our teams at Fauquier and LifePoint Health, as well as the support we have received from the community of Warrenton.”
Accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, Fauquier Health’s cancer program offers a variety of testing and treatment options, as well as providing education for patients. The program is led by hematologist/oncologist Raj Manchandani, MD and Director of Cancer Services Sandy Shipe, RN.
Speakers at the event included Chad Melton; Steve Wojcik, board chairman of Fauquier Health; David Dill, president & CEO of LifePoint Health; Roni Fredrick of Discovery Publications; and Carter Nevill, Mayor of the Town of Warrenton.
"Seeing this project come to fruition has been incredibly rewarding, and we are proud to partner with Fauquier Health to provide high quality cancer care services close to home," said David Dill, president and CEO of LifePoint Health. "Ensuring access to highly specialized care when patients need it most is just one more way we are fulfilling our mission of Making Communities Healthier."
The Fauquier Health Center for Cancer Care is located at 210 W. Shirley Ave., Suite 192, in Warrenton. Appointments may be made by calling 540.316.4630. To learn more about Fauquier Health, visit FauquierHealth.org.
About Fauquier Health
Fauquier Health is a community health system dedicated to high-quality, patient-centered care in a unique environment that considers the multiple facets of healing and respects the individuality of each and every patient. Located at 500 Hospital Drive in Warrenton, Virginia, Fauquier Health serves the residents of Fauquier and several surrounding counties. It comprises: Fauquier Hospital, a fully-accredited, 97-bed hospital; Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 113-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility; the Villa at Suffield Meadows, an assisted living facility; the Wound Health Center and a medically supervised Wellness Center offering health and wellness programs. Fauquier Health also operates nine physician’s offices, including primary care and specialties. More information on Fauquier Health is available online at FauquierHealth.org or by calling 540-316-5000.