The Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Health now offers the new TrueBeam™ system--a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy. Physicians are able to tailor radiotherapy treatments for each patient’s specific case like never before.
Martin Health’s new Center for Lung Health offers a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating cancers of the lung, chest and esophagus. Located in the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center in Stuart, the Center for Lung Health offers patients access to a broad range of specialties for cancer treatment including thoracic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, infusion services and social services.
In 2012, Phillip Jacob’s world was turned upside down. Diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Jacobs worried not only about surviving his cancer diagnosis, but also about how he was going to pay his medical bills. At the time, Jacobs was holding down two jobs and attending Indian River State College.
Although she felt tired all the time, Lorraine Diakantonis didn’t realize she wasn’t sleeping well. After a trip to her doctor’s office and a full battery of diagnostic tests that came up negative, Diakantonis’ physician recommended a clinical assessment – also known as a sleep study - at the Martin Health Sleep Disorders Center. Despite some initial reluctance, Diakantonis was pleasantly surprised, both by the experience itself – and the outcome.
As part of a progressive and innovative approach to the management of complex chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, heart and lung disease, Martin Health pharmacists are bringing their expertise in medication management to patients in the primary care doctor’s office. Pharmacists like Debra Antoon work directly with patients to help prevent exacerbations of symptoms andr complications.
When Martin Medical Center purchased the da Vinci surgical system in 2012, Evan Collins, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist and president of the Martin Health Medical Executive Committee, was a strong proponent for the innovative surgical tool. Collins had been trained on the da Vinci system in 2007 and knew it would eventually become a standard for every hospital system.
With health care becoming increasingly more complex, public health leaders, like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), are calling for advancements in nursing education.