• About Our Cancer Care

  • Leading cancer care in the Four Corners.

    When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you want quality, compassionate care. Mercy Regional Medical Center’s cancer program offers a broad spectrum of cancer services for patients in the Four Corners region. Mercy’s Southwest Oncology and Durango Cancer Center provide comprehensive care through an integrated approach which brings together leading-edge technology and capabilities, including diagnostics, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, nurse navigation, genetic counseling, nutritional support and more. Click here for our services.

    Medical Oncology 

    Southwest Oncology is a medical oncology practice providing comprehensive and coordinated cancer care to patients needing medical treatment for cancer and blood disorders. Highly experienced oncology specialists participate in multidisciplinary reviews to ensure the right treatments are administered at the right time, based on evidence-based practice. The practice opened in 2001 in a collaborative relationship with Durango Cancer Center.

    Radiation Oncology
    Durango Cancer Center, a radiation oncology clinic, offers radiation therapy and follow-up care for cancer patients. Therapy services are complemented by advanced diagnostic services, nutrition counseling, surgical care, palliative care, hospice care and other services offered through Mercy Regional Medical Center. The clinic opened in 1994 and has provided radiation oncology services to over 3,000 patients. The facility is integrated into a comprehensive cancer services program with Southwest Oncology.

    Centura Health Cancer Network
    Southwest Oncology and Durango Cancer Center are integrated into the statewide Centura Health Cancer Network, the largest network of cancer clinics, services and providers in Colorado. Through leading-edge technology and capabilities, the network brings comprehensive care including diagnostics, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, access to clinical trials, dedicated cancer inpatient care, nurse navigation, genetic counseling, spiritual support, social work services, support groups, cancer prevention and screening programs, palliative care, hospice services, survivorship programs, and unique patient-centered programs that support patients and their families during treatment. The Centura Health Cancer Network is comprised of six hospital-based cancer programs—including Mercy Regional Medical Center—that are accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer.

    American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Accreditation
    Mercy Regional Medical Center's Cancer Services is an accredited program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer. Since 1996, the program has fulfilled the rigorous review of ACoS, most recently receiving Approval with Commendation in 2009. The achievement of these standards places the overall program in the top 20 percent nationwide and assures continued achievement of the highest levels of quality, self-assessment, and improvement on behalf of our patients. Integration with Centura Health provides additional support in terms of access to other specialists, research protocols, data analysis, and sharing of best practices.

    Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Accreditation
    Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Southwest Oncology clinic is accredited by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care. Southwest Oncology first received QOPI certification in 2010.

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