Mesothelioma Center Review – CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center
We recommend that when you or your family member is diagnosed with mesothelioma that you be evaluated at an academic, multidisciplinary, mesothelioma center. In order to help you become familiar with what a center can offer, we feature one center per month.
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center
601 N 30th Street
Omaha Nebraska 68131
Mission- Founded 1870- “The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.”
History- The Peritoneal Neoplastic Disease Program in Omaha was started in 2002 by Dr. Brian Loggie. The program treats individuals that have rare diseases such as peritoneal mesothelioma, cutaneous malignant melanoma, peritoneal carcinomatous and malignant ascites, abdominopelvic and retroperitoneal sarcomas, pseudomyxoma peritonei, and management of complex primary, recurrent solid tumors and appendix neoplasms. They also treat more common diseases such as colon and ovarian cancer.
Director– Dr. Brian W. Loggie MD – Chief in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Director of the Cancer Care Center at Creighton University Medical Center. He is a national and international expert on peritoneal mesothelioma.
Team- Holly Sennett APRN NP
Resources– Nurse Navigator Program- oncology- certified nurse who is available 24 hours a day to guide a patient through the entire process of diagnosis and treatment at the CHI Health Cancer Care Center. Nurse Navigators help the patient and family members understand the plan of care and the disease.
Support Groups– held monthly for patients and families
CHI Health Cancer Support Team– group of healthcare providers that work together to help the patient and family cope with cancer. The team offers support and education about treatment, communication between the support team, doctor, patient and family. Links for patients to community resources and programs. The team includes social services, care management, nutrition counseling, pastoral services, mental health services, nurse navigators, rehabilitation services, palliative care services, hospice and home care services.
Lodging– Currently the American Cancer Society is constructing a Hope Lodge in Omaha – construction started in September 2016.
Contact– 402-717-0090 / firstname.lastname@example.org – Surgical Oncology Creighton Suite 2803 601 North 30th Street Suite 2803 Omaha Nebraska 68131
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