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by Dagny Stuart | Thursday, Jun. 20, 2013, 9:39 AM
Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have joined forces to open a new radiation oncology treatment center for cancer patients in Spring Hill, Tenn.
The radiation oncology facility, which has been named the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Maury Regional Spring Hill, is located at 1003 Reserve Boulevard near the intersection of Saturn Parkway and Port Royal, and is the latest addition to the new multi-story Maury Regional Spring Hill facility.
The radiation oncology center is expected to open for patients in July.
Operating as a joint venture between Vanderbilt Health Services and MRMC, the new radiation oncology center will provide cancer treatment services closer to home for patients who live in the region. The center offers dedicated parking just outside the main entrance for the convenience of patients and their families.
The facility features design elements that provide a healing atmosphere for cancer patients who often need ongoing radiation therapy for weeks or even months. A special lighting system allows patients to choose a different wall color for each of their treatment sessions, which affords the patient a sense of control during their treatment. Patients also can bring their own MP3 players or select music provided through the built-in audio system. The design features allow patients to have a more personalized experience during their therapy session.
“Maury Regional is pleased to have radiation oncology services at our new facility in Spring Hill,” said Alan Watson, CEO of Maury Regional Medical Center. “Vanderbilt and Maury Regional share a commitment to clinical excellence and our collaborations have enabled us to broaden our services in this region. The medical center and our physicians are extremely pleased to join Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in this endeavor.”
“This collaboration with Maury Regional Medical Center provides both institutions the opportunity to bring leading-edge cancer therapies to more patients, marking the latest element in ongoing efforts to enable our patients to receive highly personalized care in a healing environment within the convenience of their own communities,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System.
Professional physician staffing for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Maury Regional Spring Hill will be provided by both medical centers.
“Patients who choose to receive care in Spring Hill will have access to the latest high quality radiation oncology equipment and therapeutic techniques available to address a patient’s tumor without harming surrounding tissue,” said Arnold Malcolm, M.D., MBA, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at VICC.
“Maury Regional has consistently advanced cancer services in our region and will continue to do so through our work with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center,” said Michael Sattasiri, M.D., radiation oncologist at Maury Regional. “Our patients will benefit from a relationship with an organization nationally recognized for their advancements in research and availability of clinical trials. We look forward to working together to provide outstanding care for our patients.”
The new Maury Regional Spring Hill campus already offers physical therapy and in coming months an ambulatory surgery center, specialty clinic and pediatric clinic are scheduled to open.
Dagny Stuart, (615) 936-7245
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