Northeast Georgia Medical Center Announces STAR Program® Certification
Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA announced today that it has earned its STAR Program® Certification from the Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, leading experts in the field of survivorship care. Northeast Georgia
Medical Center is leading the way by offering excellent cancer rehabilitation services to its patients through becoming STAR Program Certified.
STAR Program Certification uniquely qualifies facilities like Northeast Georgia Medical Center to offer premium Oncology Rehabilitation Services to survivors who suffer from debilitating side effects, caused by treatments.
To receive its certification, Northeast Georgia Medical Center executed Oncology Rehab Partner’s unparalleled STAR Program Certification, a conventional medicine and evidence-based standardized model of oncology rehabilitation service delivery, successfully implementing the program’s evaluation and treatment protocols and rehabilitation training. These services are covered by health insurance providers and will be offered to patients by a knowledgeable and sensitive medical staff that is specially trained to work with survivors of all forms of cancer.
Specialty caregivers from a pool of disciplines–including physicians, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dieticians, mental health professionals, medical social workers, and registered nurses will work together with each patient on a personalized rehabilitation plan to increase strength and energy, alleviate pain, and improve daily function and quality of life.
“Cancer and its treatment can result in incredible physical, emotional, occupational, spiritual and financial burdens for patients and their families. The STAR Program can offer another layer of support to lessen all these burdens during all phases of the cancer journey, and I look forward to referring my patients to the STAR Program.” stated Dr. Frank G. Lake, III, MD, STAR/C, a radiation oncologist with Northeast Georgia Cancer Center.
STAR Program Certification from Oncology Rehab Partners provides hospitals and cancer centers with the tools needed to quickly and effectively implement an exceptional survivorship care plan.
Oncology Rehab Partners’ co-founder Julie Silver, MD, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and herself a cancer survivor, “We are proud to announce Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s STAR Program Certification. This organization is leading the way in excellence in survivorship care based on best practices by a knowledgeable and committed staff.”