Central Regional Cancer Program
The Central Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the residents of North York, York Region and South Simcoe.
Stronach Regional Cancer Centre
The Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake in Newmarket has a vision to provide “Shockingly Excellent Experiences” and quality cancer care services closer to home for patients since 2010.
The cancer centre includes a radiation treatment program, systemic treatment program, clinical trials program, supportive care program, and outpatient clinics. This facility represents an advanced model for cancer care, combining sophisticated cancer technology with expert, patient-focused services and supportive care.
Inpatient and outpatient cancer services across the Southlake campus include:
- a comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment Program, which uses the most up-to-date screening and diagnostic equipment, designed to more accurately detect cancer at its earliest stages
- expedited treatment options, recognizing the critical importance of early intervention for successful treatment outcomes and reducing the stress and anxiety associated with prolonged waits
- state-of-the-art image-guided radiation therapy technology and information systems — the current gold standard for radiation treatment worldwide
- a full range of support care services to address the psychosocial needs of patients and their families
Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice-President, Central Regional Cancer Program
Barb Steed is the Executive Vice President, Clinical Services at Southlake Regional Health Centre.
Barb most recently was executive vice president of Patient Services and chief practice officer at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Barb began her career as an emergency department nurse. Since then she has held progressive leadership roles within the health care system, covering a diverse range of hospital clinical services including oncology, medicine, surgery, complex continuing care, brain health, regional child development and intensive care. Her experience also includes quality, risk, patient safety, pharmacy, laboratory services and diagnostic imaging.
Barb is a registered nurse who holds a Master of Health Studies from Athabasca University and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She has completed the Advanced Healthcare Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.