CHEM, INC. was incorporated in 1981 by community hospitals north of Boston to investigate and develop shared programs to enhance service to their patients. This innovative concept of sharing resources is now considered the model of health care delivery.
Over 50% of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy to treat their disease. Therapy is delivered, on average, for four weeks. Prior to the opening of the CHEM Center, patients would be required to drive significant distances to downtown locations, or be inconvenienced by long waiting times at more local sites.
The CHEM Center was designed to provide its patients with "downtown" expertise in a convenient setting, offering ample parking and a user-friendly facility. The CHEM Center's mission is to continuously improve the quality of radiation oncology service to the community. This mission is supported by the Center's highly trained staff and state-of-the-art treatment equipment.