March 07, 2017
The trusted cancer experts at HCA Virginia join HCA’s Cancer Institute to redefine cancer care for thousands of patients in their communities
Richmond, Va. (March 7, 2017) — 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.