Keeping Patients With Cancer Out of the ED Through Dedicated Urgent Care

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we bring you an interview conducted by the editorial director of OncLive® who talks with the advance practice provider chief at Winship Cancer Institute about how having a dedicated cancer urgent care center will make cancer treatment plans seamless whil helping patients avoid exposure to infectious diseases in emergency department waiting rooms.

For one cancer center, an outgrowth of the COVID-19 pandemic spurred plans to create an urgent care center for patients with cancer so that they could stay out of the emergency department (ED). The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University began planning for construction in 2020 after receiving a sizeable donation and broke ground this year. The Rollins Immediate Care Center is expected to open in 2022.

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we bring you an interview conducted by the editorial director of OncLive®, Gina Mauro, who talks with Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, AOCNP, the advance practice provider chief at Winship Cancer Institute, about how having a dedicated cancer urgent care center will make cancer treatment plans seamless while helping patients avoid exposure to infectious diseases in ED waiting rooms.

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