Hematology Oncology Associates of Medford, Ore. Joins The US Oncology Network

January 08, 2014

Physicians join network of nearly 1,000 oncologists from across the nation focused on delivering high-quality, evidence-based medicine to cancer patients

Medford, Oregon and The Woodlands, Texas (Jan. 8, 2014) – Hematology Oncology Associates (HOA), an independent medical practice of nine physicians specializing in cancer and blood disorders, and The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated, community-based oncology practices, announced today a new collaboration in Medford, Ore. to enhance patient access to high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. By joining The US Oncology Network, HOA physicians and clinicians will join like-minded practices in driving innovative initiatives —including evidence-based pathways, medical homes and other measurable quality care programs —to improve the quality of care for patients and better manage rising healthcare costs. 

“Providing comprehensive, compassionate care to patients is what we do,” said Charles Dibb, MD, FACP, president, Hematology Oncology Associates. “By joining The US Oncology Network, we can combine our knowledge and expertise with oncologists across the country to enhance patient access to high-quality care.”

Hematology Oncology Associates specializes in cancer and blood disorders and collaborates with regional hospitals and healthcare professionals to offer on-site chemotherapy services, CT scans, clinical trials, lab services and complete cancer-care coordination. All physicians with HOA are graduates of the world’s top medical schools, providers in several disciplines and board certified in medical oncology and/or hematology.

By joining The US Oncology Network, physicians with HOA will unite with nearly 1,000 oncology physicians across the country to further the national dialogue with government, payers, manufacturers and other stakeholders in the healthcare industry, with a goal of improving access, quality and cost of cancer care.

Dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care, physicians in The US Oncology Network share knowledge and best practices to provide patients with the most effective treatments available, as proven by science. Additionally, patients treated at Hematology Oncology Associates will soon have access to clinical trials through US Oncology Research, one of the largest community-based research networks in America specializing in Phase I–IV oncology clinical trials.

“We are honored to have the physicians and staff at Hematology Oncology Associates join The US Oncology Network in our commitment to deliver high-value cancer care to patients across the country,” said Michael Seiden, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer at McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network. “We share the vision of bringing innovative, high-quality, evidence-based care to patients in a warm, convenient and friendly setting. We believe when physicians share knowledge, patients benefit. That’s what The US Oncology Network is all about.”

Hematology Oncology Associates has three locations in the Medford, Ore. area including Grants Pass, East Medford (across from Rogue Regional Medical Center) and Providence Cancer Center. Visit www.hemoncassoc.com for more information.

About Hematology Oncology Associates

At Hematology Oncology Associates (HOA), doctors, nurses and staff support patients and families through the challenges of cancer and blood disorders. Focused on providing comprehensive, compassionate care, HOA is an independent clinic working with regional hospitals and healthcare professionals to offer on-site chemotherapy services and complete cancer care coordination. Physicians with HOA are committed to providing world-class care to patients in the community and are dedicated to ensuring all patients have a comforting and hopeful experience. It’s the HOA mission to provide access to the latest treatments and develop a customized treatment strategy for each patient. For more information, visit www.hemoncassoc.com.

About The US Oncology Network

The US Oncology Network is one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated, community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. A physician-led organization, The US Oncology Network unites like-minded physicians and clinicians around a common vision of improving patient outcomes and quality of life. Leveraging healthcare information technology, shared best practices, evidence-based guidelines and quality measurements, physicians within The US Oncology Network are pioneering new ways to achieve this vision. The US Oncology Network is committed to strengthening patient access to integrated care in local communities across the nation, including collaboration with a variety of payers, hospitals and academic institutions. The US Oncology Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation focused on empowering a vibrant and sustainable community patient care delivery system. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.

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