Cancer and Blood Disorders
At Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, our mission is to reduce the burden of cancer in our state through prevention, treatment and education. We strive to meet the many physical and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families through outstanding medical care, provided with compassion and concern. Our experienced cancer team includes a board-certified hematologist-oncologist and chemotherapy-certified registered nurses through the Oncology Nursing Society.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of comprehensive care through a multidisciplinary approach that includes different specialties and state-of-the-art technologies. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan coordinated by a team of specialists including oncologist, surgeon, pathologist and radiologist. We are fully prepared to treat the whole patient and every aspect of his or her disease, using the latest advances in chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted therapy. Pending the completion of our new Regional Cancer Center and its Radiation Oncology department, patients who require radiation will be referred to the Hunstman Cancer Institute for that portion of their treatment, then return to us for the remainder of therapy.
Our extensive imaging services include CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear bone scan, mammogram and stereotactic breast biopsy, mobile PET, and interventional radiology services.
Our laboratory and pathology services provide specialty tests performed onsite and at leading national facilities including Integrated Oncology in California and ARUP in Salt Lake City, the same lab used by the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Offices and locations
Dr. Jad Joseph Wakim, board-certified hematologist-oncologist, is currently seeing patients with cancer and a wide range of blood disorders at our Cancer Clinic, Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM.
The clinic is located at 2201 Foothill Blvd. Suite B. They can be contacted at 307-382-2234.
Chemotherapy and other infusions scheduled by the Cancer Clinic are performed by our chemotherapy-certified registered nurses in same-day surgery located on the first floor at the hospital.
Looking to the future
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is proud to be the only facility in Wyoming to be partnered with the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah, allowing us access to the latest clinical trials and cutting edge scientific advances for the treatment of all types of malignancies and blood disorders.
We eagerly await the groundbreaking for our Regional Cancer Center in the Fall of 2013. This state-of-the-art facility will add a radiation oncology program and expand access to comprehensive cancer care in Wyoming by providing a full range of services and specialists all under one roof, including: hematology and medical oncology, chemotherapy pharmacy and infusion area, radiology and radiation oncology, specialty laboratory services, and various medical and surgical specialties. Abundant examination, treatment and procedure space throughout the new building will improve patient flow and access. Conference rooms and academic spaces will foster multidisciplinary approach to cancer care and allow for videoconferencing and discussion of challenging cases with experts from the Huntsman Cancer Institute.