CMC-NorthEast Batte Cancer Center
Batte Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art treatments and therapies.
As one of several Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) locations, CMC-NorthEast offers patients access to a vast network of medical expertise and advanced technology. We actively promote healthy lifestyles by contributing to local organizations and schools and offer a range of outreach programs and health seminars.
We’ve introduced new services and technologies and brought major facility expansion and renovation projects to accommodate a growing community, including a pediatric pavilion a rehabilitation facility; a breast health center and mobile mammography unit; a renovated surgery center and radiation oncology unit; and a new inpatient pharmacy distribution system.
Access to Leading-Edge Cancer Care
Garry Schwartz, MD
Director of Research,
NorthEast Oncology Associates is a part of the Institute’s team of experts. This highly trained staff consists of seven board-certified physicians and four advanced oncology-certified nurse practitioners. Garry Schwartz, MD, has been Director of Research at NorthEast Oncology Associates since 2005, upon completion of his U.S. Army commitment. During his time at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz ran the Investigational Drug Development Unit, focusing on Phase I and Phase II trials. “I was both anxious and excited about offering patients investigational drug therapies,” says Dr. Schwartz. “It was during this time that I realized the importance of clinical research.” Today, Dr. Schwartz partners with the Institute, Duke University, UNC at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University to offer patients at Batte Cancer Center treatment that offers hope for tomorrow. “Our research team is now integrated with Carolinas Medical Center to offer our patients an even more dynamic choice of investigational therapies than ever before,” adds Rebecca Witkowski, RN, BSN, supervisor of the clinical research staff at Batte Cancer Center.
Our Growth for Your Future
To meet the community’s growing need for our services, CMC-NorthEast is building a new eight-story patient tower and adding a second story to the Surgery Center, located on the hospital’s campus. The patient tower will house the cardiology, maternity, oncology, interventional radiology and nuclear medicine, nephrology and medical/surgical departments. Renovations to the first and second floors of the Mariam Cannon Hayes Family Center will make room for the neurosciences department as well as medical/surgical and patient observation units.