By Rebecca Arcure
Grant Memorial Hospital’s cancer center opened its doors and began seeing patients on Jan. 12.
The cancer center allows patients to be treated nearby, instead of traveling to Morgantown, Elkins and
Harrisonburg and Charlottesville in Virginia.
“We’re close to home with a beautiful facility that offers a lot of different services to our
community,” said Brooklyn Vetter, manager for the cancer center.
The facility specializes in chemotherapy, blood transfusions, injections, ports, long-term
antibiotics, intravenous hydration, rheumatology, and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), also
called PICC lines.
Dr. Kevin Shannon is the oncologist for the cancer center, Kelly Smith Riggleman is the
physician, and Rebekah Swick is the nurse navigator who helps coordinate patient care.
Swick said patients are excited to have excellent service while saving on travel time.
The cancer center will be holding a golf tournament on July 16 at the Valley View Golf Course to
raise money for the cancer center. Those who would like to play may contact the center to make
The phone number for the center is 304-257-1026, ext. 2121.