The two centers will continue to offer the most extensive, state-of-the-art
technology and a full range of oncology services in a comfortable and
healing environment. This includes providing comprehensive radiation
therapy services, pain management, chemotherapy infusion, psychological
and spiritual support, individual cancer education and guidance, nutritional
counseling, cancer rehabilitation, financial counseling and insurance
assistance, community education and lending libraries.
"We are proud of this expansion of oncology services," said
Linda White, president and CEO of Deaconess Health System. "The
strengths Evansville Cancer Center physicians and employees
bring to the table fit very well with the compassionate
care offered at Deaconess
and will assist us in providing quality oncology care
to patients throughout the Tri-State. "
Jon D. Frazier, M.D., medical director and radiation oncologist for
Evansville Cancer Center, will serve as medical director of both facilities.
Dr. Frazier and his expert team of cancer specialists will provide patients
access to advanced radiation therapies including Image Guided Radiation
Therapy (IGRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), High Dose
Rate Brachytherapy, advanced treatment planning programs and an internationally
recognized Gamma Med program.
"We believe this partnership with Deaconess Chancellor Center for
Oncology will enable us to provide our community a standard of care for
cancer patients that is unequalled by other facilities," said Dr.
Frazier. "By working together, we can truly impact the lives of
our cancer patients. "
About Tri-State Radiation Oncology Centers
Tri-State Radiation Oncology Centers, LLC was formed in November 2008
and, upon receipt of customary consents, will combine the operations
of Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology and Evansville Cancer Center
- Vantage Oncology in a joint venture between Deaconess Hospital andVantage
Oncology. Tri-State Radiation Oncology Centers was formed to leverage
the strengths of its partners in order to improve the delivery of comprehensive
and coordinated cancer care in the Tri-State area.
About Deaconess Health System
Deaconess Health System is a premiere provider of health care services
in southwestern Indiana, western Kentucky and southeastern Illinois.
The system includes six hospitals located in southern Indiana: Deaconess
Hospital, an acute care facility; The Women's Hospital, serving the needs
of women and infants; Deaconess Gateway Hospital, an acute care facility;
Deaconess Cross Pointe, a behavioral health hospital; The Heart Hospital
at Deaconess Gateway, providing leading-edge inpatient and outpatient
heart care services; and HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital,
specializing in comprehensive medical rehabilitation. Also included in
the system are a freestanding cancer center, a health system and physician
owned managed care network of preferred hospitals and doctors, two ambulatory
surgery centers, 19 ambulatory care sites, two urgent care facilities
and multiple partnerships with other health care providers. Deaconess
has received several national awards for quality health care services.
About Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology
Located on the Deaconess Gateway campus, the Chancellor
Center is an area leader in outpatient cancer services. Its services
therapy, chemotherapy infusion, nutrition counseling,
pain management, spiritual support, cancer rehabilitation, community
groups and a lending library. The center provides cancer education, support services and state-of-the-art
therapies in an emotionally and spiritually healing
About Vantage Oncology, Inc.
Founded in 2002, California-based Vantage Oncology acquires, joint ventures,
develops and operates state-of-the-art radiation oncology centers. Vantage
Oncology was created in response to the growing need among cancer patients,
hospitals and physicians for accessible and advanced radiation treatment
therapies. Vantage Oncology is led by a seasoned management team, including
CEO Michael Fiore, Medical Director Leslie Botnick, M.D., CFO Marshal
Salomon and Chief Development Officer Mark Ahern. For more information
about Vantage Oncology, visit www.vantageoncology.com.