Cancer - Oncology

Oncology and Cancer Care Services

Tough strategy. Sensitive approach.

Many hospitals offer cancer treatment. Not many balance powerful treatment strategy with the right dose of sensitivity for their Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.

Since 1979, the multidisciplinary team of professionals at Manatee Memorial Hospital has been collaborating to find appropriate cancer treatments for patients. Manatee Memorial Hospital offers a wide range of leading-edge cancer technology, diagnostic equipment and treatment. But just as important is its history as the first hospital in Manatee County, Florida to establish dedicated oncology services.

Oncology Services

  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Lung Institute
  • Outpatient chemotherapy infusion service
  • Chemotherapy staff – specialized competency
  • Oncology-Certified Nurses (OCN) – Certification from the Oncology Nursing Society
  • Breast Care Center – Breast Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Mammography, ultrasound, MRI, CT imaging, stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Robotic oncologic surgery – da Vinci® Surgical System
  • OCN-Certified case managers – following patient care from admission through discharge
  • Online Cancer Report
  • Partnerships with American Cancer Society and Tidewell Hospice

For more information, please call (941) 745-7539.

Manatee Memorial Breast Care Center

Breast cancer is usually most treatable in its early stages, and mammography is one of the best forms of early detection. The equipment used in the Breast Care Center at Manatee Memorial Hospital produces images with high contrast and high definition to visualize details throughout the breast. Learn more >


CoCAccredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer ... since 1985.

What does this mean to you?
You have the security of knowing Manatee Memorial Hospital's cancer program has a long history of treating patients according to standards established by one of the most respected medical societies in the nation, the American College of Surgeons (ACOS). Receiving care from an ACOS Commission on Cancer-approved program means you can depend on:

  • Quality care close to home
  • Comprehensive range of technologically advanced services and equipment
  • Multidisciplinary team approach that coordinates some of the most effective options available to treat cancer patients
  • Access to cancer-related information and support
  • Cancer Registry that collects data on types and stages of cancers and treatment results, and offers lifelong patient follow-up
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
  • Information about current cancer clinical trials and new treatment options
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2015 Oncology Committee

Designated Physician Members:
M. Koshy, MD (Radiation Oncology)
Committee Chair

P. Toomey, MD (Surgery)
Cancer Liaison Physician

J. Bermudez, MD (MHP/Psychosocial Services Coordinator)
A.S. Hassan, MD (Surgery)
T. Nguyen (Member)
Y. Nadiminti, MD (Medical Oncology)
S. Tanev, MD (Pathology)
J. Wasserman, DO (Radiology)

Designated Non-Physician Members:
M. Tierney, CFO (Cancer Program Administrator)
B. Heinz, Director (Cancer Registry Quality Coordinator)
S. Moore (Cancer Registrar)
A. Beaubien, CRA, Director (Imaging Center of Excellence)
T. Buchanan, Director (PI/QM/Quaility Improvement)
B. Chambliss, Director (Marketing/PR/Community Outreach Coordinator)
T. Decker (American Cancer Society Representative)
S. Dille, Manager (Endoscopy)
M. Dineen (Breast Care Center)
S. Drackett, Director (Pharmacy/Clinical Research Representative)
G. Fisher, Chaplain (Pastoral Care)
R. Ray, RN (Oncology Nurse)
T. Wilson, Director (Social Worker/Case Management)

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Manatee Memorial Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.      

Manatee Memorial Hospital

206 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208

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