18 Jun CARTI renovation combines two Conway clinics into one facility
Renovation is under way on the existing CARTI Radiation Oncology facility at 2605 College Ave. When complete, all CARTI Conway services will be offered from this facility, maximizing efficiency and patient access.
The newly renovated 13,400-square-foot center will fully integrate clinical services for medical and radiation oncology, as well as diagnostic radiation.
Radiation therapy and medical oncology were previously provided at two separate locations. The current medical oncology facility has 12 chairs for infusion therapy, through which chemotherapy is delivered.
The renovated facility will provide a new chemotherapy infusion center with 15 heated chairs, with extra room for family members and the space to grow at a later date. Public areas in the renovated clinic will include a lobby with areas to sit, converse or rest; an atrium; coffee/refreshment bar; Wi-Fi; digital patient education; and a resource library.
Drs. Jamie Burton, Ryan Hall and Lawrence Mendelsohn will provide medical oncology while Dr. Christopher Pope will continue providing radiation oncology services.
CARTI offers the most technologically advanced, comprehensive diagnostic radiology available and is accredited by the American College of Radiology. All areas of diagnostic radiology services may be obtained by outside referrals for non-malignant diagnostic exams at CARTI Conway, including lung screenings, diagnostic CT, nuclear medicine, PET-CT scans, ultrasound and interventional radiology.
“We are excited to expand our cancer care services to the Conway community at one convenient location,” said Adam Head, president and chief executive officer of the statewide network of cancer care providers. “From minimizing the steps a patient has to take between registration and end-of-treatment, to state-of-the-art equipment for optimal patient comfort, the delivery of care will make a huge difference to patients who receive their treatment in Conway.”
Existing radiation oncology services will not be disrupted, as the footprint of the building is not expanding, only the services.
When CARTI opened its radiation oncology clinic in Conway in 1996, it was the network’s fourth. Medical oncology services in Conway have been provided since 2015. The general contractor for the $1 million renovation is Nabholz Construction. The project is expected to be complete in mid-September.
CARTI is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary cancer care provider offering medical and surgical oncology, diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology at locations throughout the state to provide convenient access for cancer patients.
Medical oncology is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Russellville and Stuttgart. Radiation therapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Mountain Home and Searcy.
The CARTI Foundation was incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit organization to assist CARTI in meeting the current and future needs of Arkansas cancer patients and their families.
For more information, visit CARTI.com.