HCA Virginia Announces Partnership to Advance Local Cancer Programs with Sarah Cannon

Published: Mar. 24, 2017 at 4:30 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2017 at 12:33 PM EDT
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By HCA Virginia

HCA Virginia
has partnered with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA, to expand its comprehensive cancer treatment services in Central Virginia. Through the collaboration, patients throughout the Richmond region will have greater access to cutting-edge therapies and world-class cancer care programs, including expanded nurse navigation programs, close to home.

“By joining Sarah Cannon’s global cancer network, we are further enhancing cancer care for patients in our communities and impacting care delivery not just in Richmond but across the U.S. and UK,” said Tim McManus, president of HCA Capital Division. “Our trusted cancer programs, experts and caregivers join a team of leaders who are committed to bringing the latest research and care close to home.”

As a part of Sarah Cannon’s network across the U.S. and UK, HCA Virginia experts will contribute to advancing standards of care across Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs and will have access to the organization’s global cancer registry as well as the latest in research.

“We are proud to officially launch our collaboration with the team of experts at HCA Virginia,” said Dee Anna Smith, CEO at Sarah Cannon. “With HCA Virginia’s commitment to delivering the highest quality cancer care throughout Richmond communities, combined with the expertise from Sarah Cannon’s global network of physician leaders and researchers, Central Virginia will be able to fight cancer like never before.”

HCA Virginia will make new investments in technologies for radiation oncology, and offer new resources to the community including askSarah – a service available through Sarah Cannon, which provides patients with access to trained nurses who can answer cancer questions 24/7. Patients can call 804.591.4152.

As part of the partnership, The Cancer Center at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and the Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital at Johnston-Willis Hospital join a collaborative group of HCA cancer programs participating in Sarah Cannon’s network. The hospitals began transitioning their names on March 3 to Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital, respectively.

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About Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA, 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. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit sarahcannon.com.

About HCA Virginia

As the commonwealth's most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia's largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. In Richmond, HCA Virginia includes 6 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, three freestanding emergency rooms, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors', John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors', Retreat Doctors' and Spotsylvania Regional.