Northeast Oklahoma Cancer Center
In 2003, the Tahlequah Hospital Authority set into motion a strategic plan. One of the major tenets of the plan included the development of a local solution for each of the three major health risks for our community: heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Satisfying this portion of the plan required the creation of the Northeast Oklahoma Cancer Center, LLC, formed on July 31, 2006. Then Tahlequah City Hospital, now NHS, and Eastern Oklahoma Radiation Oncology, LLC, joined together to form the cancer center. NOCC operates the cancer center on the NHS campus offering radiation oncology to patients from all over Northeastern Oklahoma.
To date, more than 1,500 patients have been treated by the NOCC since 2006. Led by Dr. Daniel Murphy, our staff makes the care of each patient their only priority. This patient focus is echoed in this recent letter from a patient:
I was a cancer patient in the month of May (2015), at your cancer center and from the first visit to the last, I could not have had any better treatment, respect, and kindness than I had at the cancer center. Dr. Murphy and staff were very friendly, kind, helpful, and made each visit a great way to start your day.
I want to say thank you for having staff like you have. I would like to ask you to tell each one of them, patients do notice.
Cancer is dreadful. So is cancer treatment and its effect on the patient. Having local access is treatment for cancer allows our patients to minimize the cost and the fatigue associated with traveling for treatment.