Cancer Care

St. John's Riverside Hospital is accredited by The Commission on Cancer which recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. St. John’s Riverside Hospital is also the recipient of the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award, designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in demonstrating compliance with the CoC standards and are committed to ensuring high quality cancer care.


Recognized For Our Commitment To Providing High-Quality Patient Care

St. John's Riverside Hospital oncology department offers leading screening tests that are focused on early detection. Getting screening tests regularly may find breast, cervical, and colorectal (colon) cancers early, when treatment is likely to work best. The Cancer Care program provides a comprehensive plan that treats both the medical and the psychosocial needs of our patients. We strive to enhance the overall patient experience and optimize outcomes.

Cancer Care
• Commission on Cancer Accredited Program
• Outstanding Achievement Award
• High-quality patient care
• Compassionate Patient Navigators
• Conveniently located

Our Oncology department is staffed with the area’s leading physicians as well as a dedicated staff of certified nurses. They provide a variety of new cancer treatment procedures using the latest cancer care treatment technology. We provide oncology surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy treatment as well as several other modalities for our patients. 


As a courtesy to our oncology patients, St. John's Riverside Hospital provides the services of a Patient Navigator. Your navigator serves as a proactive guide to help you “navigate” all available necessary information from the professional and supportive staff as well as community resources that will make the journey to recovery more understandable and positive. They also provide assistance in obtaining medical records from other facilities, as well as making timely appointments for your tests and physician exams.

For more information on our Patient Navigator Services click here.

St. John's Riverside Hospital offers Palliative Care designed to help a person have the best possible quality of life as his or her cancer progresses. The focus of Palliative Care is on living each day as fully as possible by relieving pain, improving emotional, mental and spiritual well-being and supporting family members of the person who has cancer.


Cancer Program News
Since 2011, St. John’s Riverside Hospital (SJRH) has provided comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary patient-centered care through its cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. SJRH is also the recipient of the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes our commitment for excellence in demonstrating compliance with CoC standards and provision of quality cancer care. The following annual news reports illustrate our program’s outcomes and successes.

For Cancer Program News click here.

For more information on our Palliative Care Services click here.

Or call our Physician Referral Service at (914) 964-4DOC (4362) or findadoc@riversidehealth.org for a recommended doctor.

Recommended Doctors

Norman Rosen, MD

Smitha Mellacheruvu, MD

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