HEALTH NEWS: Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Joins the US Oncology Network
By Space Coast Daily // March 18, 2017
CCCB IS comprehensive cancer center
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Cancer Care Centers of Brevard has officially joined the US Oncology Network, the largest network of its kind comprised of community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.
Cancer Care Centers of Brevard is a comprehensive cancer center offering state-of-the-art cancer care in the Brevard County area for more than 20 years,
As part of McKesson Specialty Health’s ongoing integration with Vantage Oncology, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard is one of 50 Vantage Oncology centers that has now joined the US Oncology Network.
By joining US Oncology Network, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard enhances its ability to provide patients high-quality care as well as access to some of the most advanced medical and radiation oncology treatments available today, all delivered in convenient neighborhood locations close to the patient’s home.
“We are excited to join the US Oncology Network, as it will allow us to retain our independence and most importantly maintain our relationships with patients and other providers in the Brevard County community while strengthening the financial and operational backbone of our practice for years to come,” said Giuseppe Palermo, MD, medical oncologist and practice president of Cancer Care Centers of Brevard.
“The comprehensive resources and guidance from The Network will enable us to continue to provide convenient treatment close to home, without the need to drive lengthy distances for radiation therapy or chemotherapy, while enabling us to compete with greater operational and cost efficiency.”
The US Oncology Network provides effective and comprehensive practice management capabilities and value-based care expertise critical for navigating today’s challenging healthcare landscape. The Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, an industry leader that works together with stakeholders across the healthcare delivery system to preserve and strengthen specialty care.
With the addition of Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, the US Oncology Network includes more than 1,400 highly-credentialed medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, urology, oncology surgery and other specialists.
The addition of Cancer Care Centers of Brevard’s seven medical oncologists and three radiation oncologists extends the reach of US Oncology Network, broadening and strengthening the capabilities and knowledge-base of the organization throughout the region.
“The US Oncology Network is committed to supporting independent community oncology practices to remain viable and thrive in a complex and evolving healthcare environment,” said Kirk Kaminsky, president of The US Oncology Network and Practice Management for McKesson Specialty Health.
“Our innovative and comprehensive practice management solutions allow providers to overcome business challenges and ensure long-term practice health so the physicians can focus on their top priority – helping their patients fight cancer. We are excited for Cancer Care Centers of Brevard to join the Network and look forward to our work together toward our common goal of improving healthcare.”
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