Dr. John Leung wants to build the cancer treatment center just west of town. He needs all the local support he can muster, because hospital systems to the south and to the north, especially, will oppose location of the center here.
There will be a Public Hearing on the cancer treatment center in St. Pauls on
Caner treatment center could help SP forge new image, brand
Monday, August 18 beginning at 7 pm at Town Hall. Local people who support a local cancer treatment center should be there to show that support. Local people can do even more by writing a letter and sending it to the State, which will decide which of the two competing organizations (Radiation Treatment Center and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center) will receive the required Certificate of Need. Form letters are available now at Town Hall. They are also available at this paper’s website: www.stpaulsreview.com.
Dr.Leung would like to get upwards of a thousand letters of support.
The cancer treatment center could bring with it other, related, health services, such as therapy or physical rehabilitation services or dietary services.
The center would add to St. Pauls’ growing reputation as the place for the finest medical services and equipment. But it is not the only recent or planned medical addition to town.
Dr. Mohammed Osmand plans to build a freestanding, larger, doctor’s office on East Blue Street. The new office will be adjacent to the Fresenius Diaylsis Center that is recently completed and awaiting state permission to begin accepting patients.
When it opens, it will be the second dialysis treatment facility in St. Pauls. DaVita Diaysis opened on West McLean Street in 2007.
St. Pauls also has two medical clinics, Three Rivers Medical, which is beside DaVita Dialysis on West McLean, and St. Pauls Medical, which is operated by Southeastern Regional Medical Center and located on Broad Street.
St. Pauls also has two dental facilities, Village Family Dental on West McLean, and Dr. Dan McInnis’s office on West Shaw Street.
In the downtown area, there are several home health care agencies, including Care Management Services, Pelham Home Health Care and Faith Home Care.
Primary Choice Home Health Care has recently opened its headquarters in the former Fashion Shop location on Broad Street.
There are also two medical supplies stores, Encompass Healthcare, and Tar Heel Diabetic Supplies, both located on Broad Street.
St. Pauls is located between two growing communities, and one, Lumberton, is actively working to market itself as a retirement center. The other, Fayetteville, is spilling over into Robeson County at a fast pace, so St. Pauls is a natural and strategically located situation for health care and health related businesses. It can serve a big geographical region with a rapidly growing population, and investors and heath care providers are quickly transforming St. Pauls into The Town of Medicine.