Cancer center in Bayonet Point, Florida

The oncologists and cancer care team at Bayonet Point Hospital are here for patients on the Nature Coast facing a cancer diagnosis. We are committed to being a source of strength, support and hope for patients and their families by providing high quality care and advanced cancer treatments.

To learn more about the oncology services at our hospital, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 741-5119.

Cancer care services

Our oncology program provides a wide range of services to patients in all stages of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. The two major treatments options we provide for patients with cancer are surgery and chemotherapy. In addition to these treatments, we also offer a range of other clinical and support services.

Our cancer care team is made up of a multidisciplinary range of healthcare professionals, including medical oncologists, physicians, radiologists, surgical oncologists and pathologists.

Patients have access to the following resources and services when receiving cancer care at our hospital:

  • Cancer education
  • Cancer registry
  • Dedicated support groups
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Discharge planning
  • Hospice care
  • Infusion therapy for chemotherapy
  • Medical oncology
  • Nutritional support
  • Pain management options
  • Religious support
  • Social services support
  • Surgical oncology

We do not perform outpatient radiation therapy at our hospital, but we are able to refer patients to outpatient services.

Accredited cancer care

Bayonet Point Hospital is proud to be recognized as a Community Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons' (ACOS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). Only one in four cancer programs in the U.S. have received accreditation by the ACOS.

Our accreditation recognizes our voluntary commitment to providing the best care in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We also undergo a rigorous evaluation and performance review every three years to maintain this accreditation.

When you receive care at a CoC-accredited facility, you have access to:

  • Quality cancer care close to home
  • Comprehensive oncology services, including the use of advanced treatment therapies and equipment
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinated care for every patient with cancer
  • Access to information about cancer, clinical trials, additional education and support resources
  • Lifelong follow-up care through a cancer registry
  • Continuous monitoring and improvement of care

Cancer registry program

Our hospital participates in a statewide program to improve the early detection of cancer and quality of cancer care. We maintain a cancer registry that tracks the causes, diagnosis and treatments provided to patients at our hospital affected by cancer and certain blood disorders. Information from our registry is sent to the Florida Cancer Data System, which combines data gathered from all patients with cancer in the state. The goal is to study all cases of cancer as a whole to improve cancer care in Florida.

How information is gathered

The cancer registry staff initially gathers information from the medical records of patients with a cancer diagnosis who are seen by a physician or admitted to Bayonet Point Hospital. Throughout a patient's lifetime, our staff will collect information from the following sources:

  • Direct contact with the patient or patient's family, if their physician is unknown
  • Follow-up with a patient's physician
  • Hospital medical records

Patient confidentiality

All patient information collected for the cancer registry is kept confidential, in accordance with Florida State Statutes and established hospital policies. The information gathered is only used to aid in research to improve the detection and treatment of cancer now and in the future.

Our cancer registry is regularly updated with follow-up information on patient health statuses, treating physicians and date of most recent physical examinations. In an effort to gather data for all types of cancer, patients are tracked throughout their lifetimes.

Bayonet Point Hospital's cancer registry is considered a public entity, which means our hospital may continue to report patient information confidentially without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).