Mohawk Valley Radiation Medicine celebrates 20 years

Published Nov 20, 2017 at 4:00pm

Mohawk Valley Radiation Medicine is celebrating 20 years of hope with a luncheon for past and present patients and their families.

December marks the 20th anniversary of Mohawk Valley Radiation Medicine, which was opened by Rome Memorial Hospital in 1997. The celebration luncheon, by invitation only, will be held Dec. 6 at The Beeches Inn and Conference Center. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required by Nov. 24.

Under the direction of Linda Schicker, MD, board certified radiation oncologist, Mohawk Valley Radiation Medicine has proven its commitment to providing exceptional care to cancer patients in Rome and the surrounding communities.

“Our patients walk through our doors as strangers, but walk out as family,” said Director Amy Weakley. “We are honored to be able to celebrate this milestone with the people who mean the most to us, our patients and families.”

Rome Memorial Hospital opened Mohawk Valley Radiation Medicine to meet the needs of cancer patients in the community.  Since daily treatments often last two to eight weeks, their patients appreciate the convenience of receiving their radiation therapy close to home. Patients and their families have discovered a welcoming environment with expert staff and advanced technology.  

“Mohawk Valley Radiation Medicine utilizes an image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) system for greater precision in treating cancer,” explained Weakley. “For the patient, this computer-aided technology means fewer side effects and a greater hope for a cure.”

Dr. Schicker received her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and trained in radiation oncology at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. She has been in practice in Rome for more than 20 years.

Located at 107 E. Chestnut St., Rome, Mohawk Valley Radiation Medicine is trusted by physicians and patients. They work with patients and referring physicians to develop individualized treatment plans and patients appreciate the straightforward, honest approach to their cancer care.

For more information, contact Mohawk Valley Radiation Medicine at 315.338-0897 or visit www.romehospital.org