EVMS cancer specialists will be among those seeing patients at a $93.5 million cancer center planned by Sentara Healthcare near Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk.

EVMS cancer specialists will be among those seeing patients at a $93.5 million cancer center planned by Sentara Healthcare near Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk.

The new Sentara Cancer Center will bring together expert care teams from Sentara Medical Group, EVMS Medical Group, Virginia Oncology Associates and other community physicians to provide compassionate, personalized cancer care.

Outpatient oncology services centralized in one cancer center will give patients and their families access to a single location for multiple appointments and treatments in a healing environment. The ability to facilitate care coordination and collaboration among providers will provide improved efficiency and convenience for patients.

The state-of-the-art center is modeled after major cancer centers throughout the nation.

“The Sentara Cancer Center will bring together multidisciplinary care teams to deliver the most innovative and comprehensive cancer care for the Hampton Roads community as well as patients across the region and country,” said Howard Kern, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sentara Healthcare. “Developing this center is the culmination of years of work to deliver a truly integrated cancer program that will engage clinicians, researchers, support staff, community leaders, patients, and families in a collaborative way.”

Cancer specialists with EVMS Medical Group will continue to provide cancer care at the existing EVMS clinical sites.

"For over 40 years, EVMS and Sentara have developed a long-term partnership to improve the health of the patients and communities we serve in Hampton Roads,” says Richard Homan, MD, President and Provost of EVMS and Dean of the School of Medicine. “EVMS is committed to participating as a clinical and academic affiliate of Sentara as they develop the seminal Sentara Cancer Center facilities and programs on the Sentara Leigh campus.”