Mercy Hospital holds celebration for oncology center

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Mercy Hospital downtown is opening the doors to its first oncology center.

The unit allows Mercy to treat cancer patients with specialized doctors and nurses. Those services are usually provided at cancer hospitals.

The center also includes a lounge, caregivers and private rooms for overnight stays.

A celebration to mark the opening will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the hospital on Truxtun Avenue west of H Street.