Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRCM) opened its new Jones-Dunklin Cancer Center in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 25. The new facility, named in honor of the Jones Family – who are the owners of Sissy’s Log Cabin– is on the second floor of the Jefferson Professional Center, and provides for all of a cancer patient’s needs under one roof.
Jefferson Regional’s team of hematologists and oncologists now all have their office in one central location, streamlining their ability to collaborate to develop plans of care. The new facility also includes an infusion center for patients in need of infusion therapy, including plenty of amenities to make the experience more comfortable, such as heated seats, televisions, sound domes, charging stations and more. Many other services performed onsite include blood work, pharmaceutical supplies and support from social workers, financial navigators and other team members who assist all cancer-related needs.
The Jones-Dunklin Center is also electronically integrated with the rest of the Jefferson Regional medical records system, eliminating waits on transfers of medical records with appointments at other clinics or visiting urgent care or emergency rooms.
The name was selected after Bill, Sharri and Sissy Jones of Sissy’s Log Cabin joined with George and Livia Dunklin to make a $600,000 donation to the Jefferson Regional Foundation. Sissy Jones herself, the founder of Sissy’s, received care at JRCM following a diagnosis of breast cancer.
“I’m excited to lend my name to the facility that saved my life and can save many more people in the future,” said Jones.
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