Centre history

1929: Creation of the Mont Valérien French-American Foundation, called Maréchal Foch Foundation, by Justin Godart, former Minister of Health, and Bernard Flursheim, responsible for distribution of American aid in Europe.

1937: Inauguration of the Foch Hospital thanks to large private donations. 1996: The Maréchal Foch Foundation entrusts the management and development of the Foch Hospital to the Foch Hospital Association, a nonprofit association established jointly with the Hauts-de-Seine General Council and the Suresnes City Hall

Department profile

We have developed an integrative department with medical oncology, supportive and palliative care combined in the combined approach. This organization is developed in a division also including a pre-habilitation and re-habilitation department.

Our department is divided in:

  • An 18 beds inpatient unit is virtually separated in 9 medical oncology beds devoted to diagnosis and anticancer treatments and 9 beds devoted to cancer course complications (cancer and treatments adverse events).
  • A day hospital counts 18 places for anticancer therapeutics administration (36 patients a day) and 2 places for supportive care (needs at diagnosis, ambulatory toxicity managements and survivor care).
  • A mobile team involved in palliative and supportive care to manage patients in critical situations in the oncological and supportive care department and other disciplinaries (pneumology, neurology, and other departments over the Foch Hospital).

Areas of specialisation

GI (colorectal and non colorectal cancers), GU (Prostatic, bladder and kidney cancers), Head and Neck, Gynecological, neurological and lung cancers.

Palliative and supportive care

All the professionals are part of the same department (medical oncologists and supportive/palliative care specialists). That enables to share practice and patient care vison. Assessments are performed by oncologist for anticancer treatment and by supportive team, for global pain (physical, and psychosocial).
Weekly Cross-meetings are promoted to enhance discussions between professionals (physicians and health caregivers).

The care delivered to patients are pooled between the various actors in the department.

A mobile team involved in palliative and supportive care to manage patients in critical situations in the oncological and supportive care department and other disciplinaries (pneumology, neurology, and other departments over the Foch Hospital).

The medical oncology and supportive care department regroups 6 medical oncologists and 3 supportive and palliative care specialists. 17 nurses (10 from 8am to 8pm, 4 from 8pm to 8am; 2 nurses of palliative mobile team; 2 coordinating nurses), 7 assistant nurses, 2 physiotherapists, 1 dietician, 2 psycho-oncologists and 1 social worker are strictly included in the department team. Interactions with pain department. A pre-habilitation and re-habilitation department is closely associated in the same organization. A research office is also included in the department with 2 clinical research associates.

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