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Providence and City of Hope create partnership

Posted: October 16, 2013 11:06 a.m.
Updated: October 16, 2013 11:06 a.m.

Providence Health & Services, Southern California and City of Hope announced a partnership this week to provide oncology services in the communities served by Providence.

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 five medical centers and network of clinics and physician practices.

The partnership would bring City of Hope’s oncology expertise into many more communities, allowing patients to be treated closer to home through Providence treatment centers.

City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. It is one of only 41 in the nation to have received this status.

Its research and treatment protocols have advanced cancer care across the nation.

Providence, one of the largest mission-driven health-care organizations in the Los Angeles area, is anchored by five hospitals.

It operates the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank and the regional TrinityCare and TrinityKids Care hospice programs. Providence also has three affiliated physician groups and numerous outpatient centers.

The shared goal is to enhance access to the type of specialized, high-quality cancer care for which City of Hope is known, said Robert Stone, president of City of Hope.

“We partnered with Providence because of their traditions, values and the quality of care they provide in their communities,” Stone said.

The partnership would allow City of Hope to deliver its patient-center care treatment and business model to the largest number of people, he said.

“City of Hope is the gold standard for advanced cancer care and will bring to this partnership the latest research and innovative treatments,” said Michael Hunn, senior vice president and regional chief executive of Providence Southern California.

Providence patients will benefit greatly by remaining close to home, receiving this added level of expertise in their own communities, Hunn said.



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