The Institute for Cancer Care – Where Hope Begins
The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy is where hope begins for many patients who learn they have the life altering diagnosis of cancer.
Gynecologic Cancer, Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Peritoneal Malignancy or Abdominal Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer – in fact, most cancers are diagnoses that change your physical well-being, invade your thoughts and plans, alter your daily routine, adjust your priorities and affect the family, friends and people who care most about you. That is why finding hope and answers at Mercy’s Institute for Cancer Care begins the healing process for so many patients and their families.
Choosing The Best Cancer Treatment
Patients from Baltimore and across Maryland turn to the experience, expertise and compassion of our doctors and nurses in The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy because they are looking for the best cancer treatment options available. At Mercy, we believe treating cancer requires the skill of gifted surgeons, a team of highly-trained oncology specialists, access to the latest, most appropriate technology and medications, leading edge clinical trials and research, as well as state-of-the-art facilities.
Mercy Awarded Commission on Cancer Gold Status Accreditation
At Mercy Medical Center, we are especially proud the Commission on Cancer has awarded our Cancer Institute Accreditation with Commendation – Gold Status. This prestigious accreditation is the seal of approval for cancer programs from the American College of Surgeons and formally acknowledges Mercy’s commitment to providing high-quality cancer care to our community.
Compassionate Care -The Heart of Mercy’s Cancer Institute
At Mercy, we believe there is more to treating cancer than addressing only the physical complications. Study after study confirms that patients who have a strong support team, spiritual comfort and an optimistic outlook typically experience better recoveries and are more determined to win the battle over cancer.
Our goal in The Institute for Cancer Care is to bring healing and comfort to our patients… and to help them find their smile every day. On the tough days as well as the days that call for dancing victory celebrations, our nurses and doctors are there side-by-side with their patients. Answering questions, giving support, lending a shoulder to cry on, a quiet prayer before surgery or a “high five” to mark a long-awaited milestone…these are the little things that turn doubt to hope and trust.
The Cancer Doctors at Mercy
Many of The Cancer Doctors at Mercy are recognized among the foremost experts in their fields. Known first for their skill and expertise in the Operating Room, our doctors also regularly serve as teachers for the next generation of cancer surgeons, faculty at elite medical conferences and are sought out for a second opinion in the evaluation of extremely complex cancer cases.
Our doctors value the multi-disciplinary approach to treating cancer and take advantage of the collaboration that comes from having a comprehensive cancer program housed on Mercy’s Downtown Baltimore campus. Our doctors also invest heavily in the expertise and support of our Oncology Nurses, Chemotherapy staff, Dietitians and the many other members who comprise Mercy’s cancer team.
On-Site Patient Resource Navigator
Mercy encourages patients and their families to be educated, active healthcare participants. We also know a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. That’s why Mercy provides a patient advocate through our Patient Resource Navigator. Our Patient Resource Navigator is here to help you navigate the complexities of insurance approvals, coordinate doctors’ appointments, get connected to support groups, counseling, Social Work, Pastoral Care and/or Financial Assistance. Mercy’s Patient Resource Navigator will help you understand the care path you will take and be alongside you on your journey.
Mercy Medical Center - An Award-Winning Hospital
Dr. Armando Sardi, Medical Director for The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy, leads a team of cancer doctors, nurses, staff and employees who care for the cancer patients and cancer survivors. He says the warmth and compassion of the cancer team and an award-winning hospital like The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, with its dedicated oncology floor, state-of-the-art Operating Rooms and breathtakingly beautiful healing environment are many of the reasons patients refer to Mercy friends and colleagues who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Mercy also is proud to host our annual National Cancer Survivors Day salute, an event that each year celebrates the patients and families who no longer fear the word cancer but instead face life with a new outlook and renewed hope.
Mercy has Community Physician sites in Lutherville, Overlea, Reisterstown and Glen Burnie, where many of Mercy’s oncology specialists have office hours. Our goal is to make office appointments and follow-up visits easy and convenient for you and your family.
The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy. Where Hope Begins.