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Join Our Team
We understand a diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. At North Star Lodge patients join with our staff and make the journey through cancer together. Our cancer care team consists of more than a single physician. At North Star Lodge you can rely on nurses, pharmacists, radiation therapists, dosimitrists, physicists, physical therapists, dieticians, counselors and administrators to collaborate with each other to make sure your path to healing is as smooth as possible. Social Services, clinical trials and financial advising are also available to all of our patients.
At North Star Lodge we are dedicated to providing the most advanced level of cancer care, combined with the very best in support services.
Volunteers are an integral part of the hospital staff, supplementing and enhancing the service and hospitality given to patients and visitors. Many volunteers at North Star Lodge and 'Ohana are survivors who find it therapeutic to "give back" through volunteering.
Hospice and Transitions volunteers complete additional specialized training and assist patients, families and caregivers in private homes, nursing facilities, hospitals and Cottage in the Meadow.
To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) would like to remind all patients and visitors that masks are REQUIRED at all VMM facilities, including our clinics.
To conserve supplies, we request that all patients and visitors bring masks to their appointments. A limited number of reusable cloth masks, made by community members, will be available if you need one.
We also strongly encourage all community members to wear masks when in public &emdash; this is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
NEW! May 7: What are we doing to keep cancer patients safe during COVID-19?
- Screening every patient for COVID-19 symptoms outside North Star Lodge
- Converting visits to telehealth, either on-site or from home
- Drawing labs from patients in their cars, when possible
- Segregating suspected COVID-19 patients on a separate floor
- Giving chemo and radiation treatment at the end of the work day to anyone with COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 infection to ensure patient safety and to allow for the space to be sanitized
- Sending all patients with COVID-19 symptoms for immediate screening
- Creating safe distancing between chemo chairs
- Converting exam rooms to individual chemotherapy rooms
- Conducting televisits in parking lot for patients needing technical assistance in the use of clinic iPads
- Increasing hydration and supportive care to reduce ED and hospital visits
- Putting in place same-day symptom management visits
- Providing masks to all visitors to the building
- Ensuring all staff working with patients wear masks
- Reducing the number of patients and staff in the clinic to ensure social distancing
NEW! Telehealth: Let us bring your Healthcare to you.
We are now offering Telehealth visits at all Virginia Mason Memorial clinics. These are typical appointments with your provider but from your home, work, or wherever is most convenient for you
COVID-19 Resources For North Star Lodge Patients
Bench To Bedside: COVID-19 » COVID-19 Q&A for cancer patients featuring Dr. Joseph McGuirk, medical director of blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapeutics, and Dr. Dana Hawkinson, medical director of infection control and prevention.