Renovation is underway 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, 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; a coffee and 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 technologically advanced, comprehensive diagnostic radiology 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 CEO 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.”
When CARTI opened its radiation oncology clinic in Conway in 1996, it was the network’s fourth such clinic. 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.