SGCMH Cancer Care and Infusion Services

Awarded 2019 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Team Achievement Award 

The ONS Pearl Moore "Making a Difference" Team Award recognizes small teams of 3 to 10 people for outstanding contributions within their workplace in improving patient care, and/or making a difference. 


Alan P. Lyss Center for Cancer Care and Clinical Research and Outpatient Infusion Center

It is news you never want to hear, however if you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, it is good to know that support and advanced cancer treatment is available nearby.

At the Alan P. Lyss Center for Cancer Care and Clinical Research and Outpatient Infusion Center at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH), we are committed to providing patients with the best cancer care and support possible, by offering the very latest in cancer treatment options and the most advanced cancer-fighting technology. 

Honoring the physician who has consistently shown his dedication in delivering excellence in cancer care to the community of Ste. Genevieve since 1992, the Alan P. Lyss Center for Cancer Care and Clinical Research was officially named and dedicated in November 2007. Upon Dr. Lyss' retirement, Dr. Belal Firwana took over cancer care in Ste.Genevieve, continuing to offer the same optimal, state of the art cancer care to our community and surrounding areas. Our oncologist/hematologist cares for cancer patients in Ste. Genevieve as part of a community outreach program through Missouri Baptist Cancer Center (MBCC), which is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP). Only 63 community hospitals across the nation can boast this prestigious designation from the NCI. This means, because of Dr. Firwana’s affiliation with MBCC he can offer his Ste. Genevieve patients the same vast and critical benefits of the very latest cancer research trials and treatments.


The highly trained nursing staff in the Alan P. Lyss Center for Cancer Care is dedicated to supporting patients and their family through their cancer journey and beyond with compassion and valuable nursing skill and experience. We are proud that 100% of our nursing staff is Oncology Certified (OCN), and have decades of experience between them. Oncology nursing certification validates that nurses have met stringent requirements for knowledge and experience and are qualified to provide competent oncology care. This certification reinforces our nurses’ commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our cancer patients.

Your comfort and privacy is of significant importance to us. Each tastefully decorated patient suite in the oncology/outpatient department is private, with a comfortable environment. We realize how vital support is from friends and family. We encourage you to bring your support person/people along, and they can remain with you in your room during treatment.

If you’d like to learn more about services offered at the Alan P. Lyss Center for Cancer Care and Clinical Research at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, call 573-883-7735.
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