NASHVILLE, TN. (December 15, 2016) – e+CancerCare (“e+”) and Opelousas General Health System (“Opelousas General”) announced today the formation of a partnership to consolidate and expand their radiation oncology operations on the Opelousas General Health System South Campus effective immediately. The partnership will manage the hospital’s radiation oncology program while providing the market with the latest technology delivering the most advanced clinical treatments.
“We believe the best place for patients to receive care is in their own communities,” said e+CancerCare Chief Executive Officer Tom Weiss. “We are honored to partner with a well-respected community hospital like Opelousas General to provide a world-class, innovative facility in their own backyard.”
e+CancerCare, a leading operator of outpatient cancer care centers, and Opelousas General will work side-by- side to provide a patient-centered radiation oncology solution. e+ will provide capital and day-to-day operational oversight ensuring the partnership seamlessly integrates into Opelousas General’snetwork of services. Opelousas General will be relocating medical oncology services to the South Campus to complete the comprehensive service offering.
The partnership represents a continuation of e+CancerCare’s strategy of partnering with community health systems. The Opelousas General partnership, an extension of the OncoLogics network,constitutes e+’s fourth hospital partnership in the Acadiana region and their eighth nationwide.
“Our hospital’s mission is centered on the notion of our family caring for yours,” said Kenneth Cochran, DSC, RN, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at Opelousas General. “This new partnership will allow us to improve patient care, enhance communication between all providers and offer greater convenience to our patients.”
Founded in 2002, e+CancerCare has grown to 23 centers in ten states, providing a complete integrated continuum of care, including diagnostic testing, radiation oncology, medical oncology and ancillary services. e+CancerCare operates some of the most clinically advanced and financially successful outpatient cancer centers in the nation. Its partnership efforts are designed to provide operational support needs so physicians are empowered to practice medicine and focus on the needs of their patients and allow hospitals to focus on bringing the most advanced comprehensive cancer care to their communities.
e+CancerCare is one of the leading operators of outpatient cancer care centers in the nation, and is driven by its mission of partnering with communities to fight cancer. The company’s core focus includes building a best-in- class network of cancer care facilities through partner acquisition, service-line conversion, and de novo development. Their purpose is to offer physicians and hospitals the financial and operational support they need so they can focus on delivering the highest quality care close to home. e+CancerCare creates environments for patients that meet their physical, emotional and mental health needs. Visit epluscancercare.com to learn more.
About Opelousas General Health System
Since 1957, Opelousas General Health System has been dedicated to the provision of quality health care through its strong commitment and high standards. Central to the success of OGHS’s commitment for excellence is the presence of an outstanding and highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel who provide professional treatment in a caring environment. Serving as the region’s referral medical center, OGHS is a 209-bed, full service medical center, and the area’s most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialties and state-of- the-art technology. Visit us at www.opelousasgeneral.com.
Opelousas General Health System