Health care professionals sought for Utah program

A cancer institute is recruiting health care professionals in the Grand Valley to provide care to patients under a program planned for Utah.

The Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah seeks nurse practitioners and others for its Huntsman at Home sites in Carbon, Emery and Grand counties starting in early 2021.

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The Huntsman Cancer Institute launched the Huntsman at Home program in 2018 in the Salt Lake City area to provide services to cancer patients and their families in their homes as an alternative to clinical or hospital settings.

Thanks to a gift from the Huntsman family through the Huntsman Foundation, the program will expand to address the needs of patients living in rural areas.

According to an evaluation of the Huntsman at Home program presented in July at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, cancer patients experienced improved outcomes at reduced costs compared to a control group of patients who didn’t participate in the program.

The initial goal for the expanded Huntsman at Home program is to provide supportive care and treatment for complications through a combination of home and virtual visits.