United Hospital Center
United Hospital Center (UHC) was established in 1970 as the result of a merger between St. Mary’s and Union Protestant hospitals. The merger has given north central West Virginia a much larger hospital which serves 15,000 patients each year. UHC’s cancer center offers a full spectrum of cancer-related services from prevention and early detection screening, to surgery, inpatient and outpatient therapies, and home and hospice care. A recent grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation has enabled UHC to further expand and enhance its cancer center by adding a nurse navigator to its team of medical specialists. The navigator program is designed to provide community outreach and education, as well as support for women facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
"The breast cancer navigator partially funded by NBCF has initiated better communication with your patients and community who experience an abnormal mammogram or a positive finding of breast cancer. She has identified financial and physical barriers that have in the past prevented quality cancer care."
Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, Director of Oncology
327 Medical Park Drive