Hospital moves forward to partner with Integrated Oncology Network and Kuruvilla Oncology to establish the “Cancer Center of Putnam”
Palatka, Fla. (September 25, 2017) — Putnam Community Medical Center (“PCMC”), an HCA affiliated hospital and Integrated Oncology Network, LLC (“ION”), as well as Kuruvilla Oncology, LLC (“Dr. Kuruvilla), today announced their collaboration on the (DBA) “Cancer Center of Putnam” (Putnam Radiation Oncology, LLC and HCA).
The Cancer Center of Putnam, near the campus of PCMC located at 600 Zeagler Dr., in Palatka, has made an investment to provide the latest technology with the assurance of highly trained, caring professionals to the residents of Putnam County. The hospital serves North Central Florida with a full complement of quality healthcare services while maintaining cost-effectiveness. This affiliation adds advanced radiation oncology services to this valued community hospital. The Cancer Center of Putnam gives patients in and around Putnam County local access to leading-edge new technology including Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) / Sterotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT).
Putnam Community Medical Center is looking to execute on a positive trend to bring the forefront of cancer care technology to communities in which HCA Hospitals serve. HCA’s Cancer Care Institute, Sarah Cannon, is on the forefront of research, development and implementing individualized care in the oncological field of medicine. This collaboration provides Putnam Community Medical Center the ability to provide for continued individualized care to the cancer patients of the greater Palatka area with the collaboration of ION and the esteemed Dr. Kuruvilla.
“Putnam Community Medical Center is pleased to partner with these experts in cancer treatments,” said Chris Mosley, the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer. “This collaboration delivers on our ongoing commitment to provide the very best medical care to Putnam County.”
“It is my passion and privilege to continue to provide to the Putnam community clinical excellence and compassionate patient care”, stated Dr. Anand Kuruvilla. Dr. Kuruvilla will continue to provide clinical leadership as Medical Director.
“ION has been focused on expanding our relationships across the United States with healthcare systems and medical centers in their market to provide quality and cost-efficient patient care. ION is honored to broaden our network with Putnam Community Medical Center,” said Randy Sklar, ION’s Chief Development Officer.
About Putnam Community Medical Center
Putnam Community Medical Center provides the latest technology with the assurance of highly trained, caring professionals to the residents of Putnam County. The hospital serves North Central Florida with a full complement of quality healthcare services while maintaining cost-effectiveness. The hospital provides individualized care direct to the specific needs of each patient. Putnam Community Medical Center offers a 10-bed Intensive/Critical Care Unit, Step-Down Care Unit, Cardiac Cath Lab, medical and surgical units, family birthplace center, and a 24-hour emergency department as well as providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. For more information on PCMC, please visit our web site at http://pcmcfl.com
About HCA, Sarah Cannon
Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 1,000 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center.
HCA owns and operates approximately 172 hospitals and approximately 119 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and London, England. We are dedicated to providing healthcare services that meet each community’s local healthcare needs. We seek to integrate various services to deliver patient care with maximum quality and efficiency. Our approach includes focusing on quality; streamlining operations; sharing technology, equipment and personnel where appropriate; and using economies of scale when contracting for medical supplies and administrative services.
Integrated Oncology Network Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (“ION” or the “Company”) is a radiation oncology management and cancer center development company that partners with hospitals and physicians that seek management expertise. ION provides strategic solutions, development for cancer centers, financing and management services with expertise in radiation oncology operations including revenue cycle & compliance. For more information on ION, please visit our web site at www.ion-llc.com.
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