Leading research and cancer treatment center, City of Hope, announced this week that it is partnering with Providence Health Services of Southern California’s five medical centers, to provide their patients with expanded cancer resources.
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In recognition of its efforts, City of Hope has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center, one of only 41 in the nation.
Providence is one of the largest mission-driven health care organizations in the Los Angeles area, encompassing five hospitals, the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank and the regional TrinityCare and TrinityKids Care hospice programs, in addition to three affiliated physician groups and numerous outpatient centers.
The two organizations signed a letter of intent this week to bring City of Hope’s research-driven best practices to all cancer patients in Providence Southern California’s medical centers, clinics and physician practices, providing an oncology integration and expertise for the community.
“Our shared goal is to enhance access to the type of specialized, high-quality cancer care for which City of Hope is known,” said City of Hope President Robert Stone. “We partnered with Providence because of their traditions, values and the quality of care they provide in their communities. Together, we can expand our longstanding commitment of delivering patient-centered care in the right place to the largest number of people. This is the model of the future, and this is what patients deserve.”
Michael Hunn, Providence Southern California’s senior vice president and regional chief executive, agreed.
“City of Hope is the gold standard for advanced cancer care and will bring to this partnership the latest research and innovative treatments,” he said. “Providence is a mission-driven industry leader in Los Angeles, known for quality and compassionate care in the communities we serve. Our patients will benefit greatly by remaining close to home, receiving this added level of expertise in their own communities.”
The partnership, in which City of Hope will provide expertise and its quality protocols to enhance Providence oncology care, strives to balance accessibility with affordability. The goal is that by establishing a network of cancer services throughout Providence’s regional health system, more patients will receive high-quality care close to home and ensure their access to leading-edge research and specialized treatments.
“Today, all health-care participants are being held to higher standards of accountability. We embrace this challenge,” said Dr. Harlan Levine, chief executive of City of Hope Medical Foundation. “All patients deserve appropriate access to the most-advanced treatment options and expertise available, and their health care providers should be accountable for providing these in a patient-centered, affordable way. At the end of the day, this is what City of Hope and Providence will achieve together.”
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is based in Duarte, Calif., with community practice sites in South Pasadena, Glendale, Santa Clarita, the Antelope Valley and Palm Springs. Its hospital is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, click here or follow City of Hope on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr.
About Providence Health and Services
Providence Health and Services of Southern California, is a Catholic not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing quality and compassionate health care and reaching out to the poor and the vulnerable in the communities it serves. Providence Southern California operates five award-winning acute-care medical centers in the Los Angeles area, providing a full continuum of health-care services: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro. The region also has numerous ancillary facilities including hospice care, long-term care, numerous outpatient clinics, Providence Medical Institute, Providence High School and an affiliation with Facey Medical Group. For more information, click here.
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Source: Santa Clarita News