Northwest Specialty Hospital Adds Oncology Program - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Northwest Specialty Hospital Adds Oncology Program

Posted: Updated:

 

POST FALLS, Idaho - Cancer patients in North Idaho are getting more options and control when it comes to their treatment. 

Northwest Speciality Hospital announced March 24 they would open a new oncology program as early as April. This is the first cancer treatment in Post Falls. 

There will be ten new positions starting with two oncology doctors and several nurses and administrators. The growth of this center will be directly related to the number of patients it serves.

The CEO of the hospital told KHQ Local News the head doctor for the new unit is Dr. Brian Samuels. The hospital is essentially building the program around his vast knowledge and clinical research about oncology.   

What this means for those stricken with cancer is that they won't have to travel elsewhere for cutting edge medical care.

For now, the center will offer chemotherapy treatments. The hospital plans to expand to offer radiation, but it will be a very expensive expansion.

 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • 2,300 pound rhino at Illinois zoo undergoes CT scan

    2,300 pound rhino at Illinois zoo undergoes CT scan

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-04-25 15:53:14 GMT

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species. It was no easy task. Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo. Zoo officials say the scan was needed to diagnose an obstruction in Layla's nasal passageway that made it difficult for her to breathe.

    More >>

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species. It was no easy task. Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo. Zoo officials say the scan was needed to diagnose an obstruction in Layla's nasal passageway that made it difficult for her to breathe.

    More >>
  • New recycling program from Hasbro turns your kids' old toys into flower pots and park benches

    New recycling program from Hasbro turns your kids' old toys into flower pots and park benches

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-04-25 14:49:17 GMT

    Hasbro is offering parents a new option for getting rid of their child's unwanted toys: Recycling.  The toy company is launching a new recycling program that encourages parents to send back any "well-loved" toy or game that they will be recycled and used to build play spaces, flower pots, and park benches. 

    More >>

    Hasbro is offering parents a new option for getting rid of their child's unwanted toys: Recycling.  The toy company is launching a new recycling program that encourages parents to send back any "well-loved" toy or game that they will be recycled and used to build play spaces, flower pots, and park benches. 

    More >>
  • World's only polar bear born in the tropics gets put down in Singapore

    World's only polar bear born in the tropics gets put down in Singapore

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-04-25 14:38:40 GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) - Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been put down by the Singapore Zoo. The 27-year-old bear suffered from age-related ailments including arthritis. Its limbs were too weak to support an over 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) frame. The zoo said this resulted in injuries to Inuka's abdomen and paws which did not respond well to weeks of intensive treatment.

    More >>

    SINGAPORE (AP) - Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been put down by the Singapore Zoo. The 27-year-old bear suffered from age-related ailments including arthritis. Its limbs were too weak to support an over 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) frame. The zoo said this resulted in injuries to Inuka's abdomen and paws which did not respond well to weeks of intensive treatment.

    More >>