Avon Cancer Center Offers Calming Environment, Innovative Care

Cancer treatment can be frightening, as well as difficult, for both patients and their families.

The staff at the Avon center of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital tries to make receiving treatment a little easier by providing what they call “a soft touch.”

The center is located in a quiet, picturesque setting just off Route 10. Patients receive treatment from the same physicians who provide care at Hartford Hospital but in a community environment. The décor is soothing and the staff are welcoming.

“It’s a beautiful center that provides innovative technology and expertise close to home. Patients who live in the Farmington Valley and Litchfield County especially appreciate the ability to receive highly sophisticated care in Avon without needing to travel into Hartford,” said Abbi Bruce, RN, director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital.


An added bonus to the Avon center is that patients can walk right down the hall from radiation or chemotherapy to Hartford Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Department, which focuses on reducing pain and stress through massage, acupuncture, yoga and other therapies. The department’s calming treatment rooms quickly make patients feel relaxed, according to Eric R. Secor, ND, PhD, MPH, LAc, integrative medicine physician and associate medical director of the department. “People say when they walk in and sit down, they feel better,” he said.

The center is located in Avon Park North, 80 Fisher Dr., just off Route 10 and less than a mile north of Route 44. Parking is easy and free. For more information, call (860) 696-1000.