The Calaway∙Young Cancer Center at Valley View was established to provide state-of-the-art care in an engaged and personalized environment.
We know that a diagnosis of cancer is a stressful and sometimes overwhelming experience. We also know that you’d prefer to stay near your home, surrounded by friends, family, and a supportive care community. That’s why the Calaway∙Young Cancer Center, the Roaring Fork Valley’s only comprehensive cancer center, offers every therapy you’d expect to find in a big city hospital, including medical oncology and chemotherapy, advanced radiation therapy, clinical trials, integrated therapies, patient navigation, and survivorship programs.
Our team of physicians and caregivers work to humanize your treatment and demystify the journey that is cancer. We are committed to listening to your concerns, answering your questions, and supporting you and your loved ones through every step of your cancer treatment.
Our Medical Team
Our medical and radiation oncologists utilize a collaborative care approach, working closely with other caregivers in the Center and primary care, surgeons and other medical specialists to support high-quality, compassionate care for each patient.
David Marcus, MD
As a board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Marcus is committed to providing patients with high quality radiation therapy in a compassionate and caring setting.
Stephen Mayer, MD, PhD, FACP
Board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, Dr. Mayer became a physician as a second career following 15 years as a molecular biologist. He strives to ease his patient’s anxiety and helps his patients make informed decisions about their treatment options. He became an oncologist because he appreciates the depth of the relationships he forms with patients who have serious illnesses. His areas of focus include gastrointestinal, prostate, bladder, kidney, gynecologic, melanoma, neuroendocrine, breast, lung, hematologic malignancies and benign hematology.
Peter Rossi, MD
As a board certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Rossi utilizes his almost twenty years of clinical experience and the latest academic research on cancer to create a personalized treatment plan for each one of his patients.
Matthew L Stinson, PA-C
For over 15 years, Matt has been part of the Valley View team serving the Roaring Fork communities and beyond as a certified physician assistant. He is excited about the exceptional services provided at the cancer center, and considers it a real privilege to participate in a patients’ journey through cancer diagnosis,treatment, and surveillance. Matt leads our survivorship program to assist patients in their transition from active cancer treatment back to enjoying their lives.
Kimberly Burns, NP
As an Oncology Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years’ experience, Kim feels privileged to care for patients and their families during challenging times. Kim collaborates with the oncologists to provide comprehensive cancer care. Her focus is on symptom management for patients receiving chemotherapy and providing follow up care. She also see patients in our survivorship program.
The Infusion Team
We never forget that you are more than a patient with a condition. You have a name. You have a sense of humor. You have a unique source of strength. And we’re honored to accompany you on your journey.
Every nurse in the infusion center has been chemotherapy/biotherapy certified by the Oncology Nursing Society. Several have also completed the advanced level certification required to become an oncology certified nurse.
But even more important than the letters behind our names is the purpose behind our training. You are the reason we hold such a high bar — because we want you to feel confident and secure in our care. Whatever your cancer diagnosis, we are equipped to provide the infusion therapies you need. From chemotherapy to immunotherapy, we are well trained in a nearly infinite variety of infusion procedures.
Our high-tech medical treatments are delivered in a space that’s anything but institutional. Beautiful views of the mountains are visible out nearly every window. As much as possible, we want to make the experience more like visiting a spa than visiting the hospital. And with this level of treatment in your own back yard, you don’t have to be a road warrior to battle your cancer.
Diane Heald RN, BSN,OCN
Facilitator Medical Oncology/Infusion
Diane is an oncology nurse and the facilitator of medical oncology/infusion. Patients and their families continually humble her; she considers it a gift to be part of their lives and their journey through cancer.
Beth Amlie, RN, ACLS, PALS
Beth has been a registered nurse at Valley View for over seven years in a variety of different departments, most recently oncology. She says it’s a privilege to be part of each patient’s journey. Born in Minnesota, she moved to Colorado in 1987 for the great skiing. In addition to nursing, she has been on ski patrol at Sunlight Mountain Resort for 17 years. She has the best 16-year-old daughter in the world, she loves to travel, and she enjoy all that the mountains have to offer.
Ann Johnson, RN
An is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has lived in this area since 1983, graduated from Colorado Mountain College in 2000, and have been working at Valley View as an RN since 2000, only working in oncology. Our patients become like family members, and she is honored to do what she can to make them comfortable and secure.
Jeff Krebill, MA
Jeff is a Patient Care Tech. He earned his associate’s degree from Colorado Mountain College in 1984 and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Colorado in 1987. From 1990 to1995, he earned his basic EMT certification. He considers it a gift to see patients doing well.
Whether your cancer journey is a marathon or a sprint, we’re here with you every step of the way. The navigation team consists of nurse navigators, a social worker, and a chaplain. As a team, we identify needs, evaluate options and find remedies and solutions.
Nurse navigators assist cancer patients overcome healthcare system barriers. Navigators provide education and resources to facilitate understanding of cancer treatment, assist with coordination care to ensure timely access to quality healthcare, psychosocial care and spiritual care.
Our social worker is a powerful advocate for whole-person care. She helps find community-based resources that provide services for caregivers and patients. Her experience in palliative and hospice care has shaped her approach to supporting patients through chronic illness with personalized attention that promotes a high quality of life and dignity of spirit.
Our chaplain helps sustain the spirits of those touched by cancer. With guidance from the chaplain, patients are invited to participate in walk and talk, meditation sessions, and prayer experiences of all kinds. A writing group supports those who benefit from putting their experiences into the words of poetry, prose or journal entries, and a support group for caregivers meets twice a month. Additionally, our chaplain is here for our staff, to support their spiritual wellbeing, so they can better guide and support our patients.
Sara Houston, RN, OCN
Chemotherapy and Biotherapy-certified
Kristin Johnston, RN, BSN
Chemotherapy and Biotherapy-certified
Heather Prokaski, RN, BSN
Chaplain Sean Jeung
Board-certified by the College of Clinical Pastoral Education and Psychotherapy, AAS in Social Work, Certified Grief Counselor
At Valley View, Integrated Therapies is one more way we treat the whole person. The specialists we’ve assembled are skilled, compassionate and results-focused. As a team, we offer a unique array of options to help our patients manage the physical, mental and emotional challenges often associated with a cancer diagnosis.
Therapeutic Massage is the manual manipulation of soft tissues such as muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments to enhance health and well-being. It can also help reduce tension, improve sleep and offer relief for stress-related muscle strain.
Craniosacral Therapy involves gentle, hands-on care that encourages revitalization of the inherent healing potential in the mind, body, and spirit. The resulting subtle energy, tissue, and structure shifts allow patients to experience reduced stress, anxiety, pain and treatment-related symptoms.
Healing Touch is a gentle treatment that helps induce a relaxation response to enhance healing. The practitioner helps facilitate a deep sense of calm that allows for decreased pain and promotes a feeling of restoration.
Manual Lymph Drainage is a hands-on, light massage technique specifically designed to manage the condition of lymphedema. The gentle pressure of the massage helps the body clear and reabsorb fluids that sometimes collect in the surface tissues of the skin, especially following surgery.
Acupuncture is a holistic health modality that stems from Chinese medicine practices. A trained acupuncturist inserts very thin needles into precise target points on the skin to stimulate a healing response. Acupuncture is a relaxing, stress reducing way to help reduce anxiety and manage symptoms such as dry mouth, nausea, fatigue and hot flashes.
Aromatherapy employs natural oils, obtained from aromatic plant material to help provide a healing environment. Oils can be diffused into the air, sprinkled on linens or sometimes rubbed into the skin to help support relaxation and sleep, improve feelings of wellbeing, and even reduce nausea in some patients.
HeartMath™ Mentoring offers patients the opportunity to learn proven tools to manage stress, including the mental, physical and emotional stresses of a cancer diagnosis. A trained HeartMath specialist works with patients to develop self-care tools to help reduce stress whenever and however it appears.
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