Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers and St. Anthony Hospital Complete Affiliation for a Comprehensive Oncology Center
Expanded radiation therapy services are expected to begin on August 5, 2013, and the medical oncology office is anticipated to open in the winter of 2013.
The new collaboration will enable St. Anthony Hospital and Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC) to utilize their shared strengths to provide patients with coordinated multi-disciplinary care, high quality clinical outcomes, access to leading edge technology and a nationwide network of clinical research trials. It also provides the framework for cost-efficient care, an outstanding patient experience, research and innovation, and access to holistic, complementary medicine.
Under the new affiliation, RMCC will be the oncology care provider for both medical oncology and radiation oncology at 11750 W. 2nd Place in Lakewood. RMCC will open a medical oncology office on campus and will close its existing medical oncology office in Lakewood. St. Anthony Hospital will continue to provide all inpatient oncology services.
St. Anthony Hospital offers the latest technology for delivering cancer treatment utilizing the Novalis TX linear accelerator. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), 3-D Conformal Therapy, 4-D treatment planning, and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) are all performed at St. Anthony Hospital. In addition, the specialized Brain Lab stereotactic radiosurgery system treats brain tumors as well as benign neurological disorders.
This new venture will assist us in growing our regional offering of services by accelerating our development of a comprehensive cancer center to better serve our Mountains and North Denver Operating Group and the communities we serve," said Jeff Brickman, president and CEO, St. Anthony Hospital.
When St. Anthony Hospital and Centura Health approached us about providing oncology services on their campus, we were excited," said John Fleagle, MD, president of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. Given the changing health care marketplace, this is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our expertise in both radiation and medical oncology. This collaboration allows us to work hand-in-hand with a premier hospital in the Denver metro area. Cancer patients in the Lakewood area and beyond will benefit from this truly integrated approach to care."
About Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers:
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers is Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care with 20 locations and more than 60 physicians throughout the state. RMCC physicians are actively involved in leading research, with approximately 100 ongoing clinical research trials in both common and rare cancers. From the latest in radiation technology to nationally-recognized psychosocial support programs, RMCC provides the most advanced care for patients with all types of cancers and blood disorders. For more information, visit www.RockyMountainCancerCenters.com.
About St. Anthony Hospital:
St. Anthony Hospital is nationally recognized for its renowned programs in trauma, cardiovascular services, oncology, neurosciences and orthopedics. St. Anthony Hospitals expert team of physicians, nurses and other caregivers provide unparalleled medical care for patients and access to the latest in medical technology. St. Anthony Hospital is part of Centura Health, Colorados largest hospital and health care network. For more information on the St. Anthony Medical Campus, please visit www.stanthonyhosp.org or follow the hospital via Twitter @stahospital or like it on Facebook facebook.com/stahospital.