New cancer center will offer advanced, comprehensive care providing unsurpassed convenience for patients in Savannah
Savannah, Ga., November 23, 2020 – Low Country Cancer Care (LCCC), a leading community oncology and hematology practice, is opening a new comprehensive cancer care facility on Memorial Health’s campus to enhance services and provide improved conveniences for patients in Savannah and surrounding communities.
LCCC is a partner practice within the American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), a high-growth medical oncology provider with a focus on supporting the long-term viability of cancer treatment in community-based settings. With AON integration support and centralized ancillary services, LCCC will provide expanded access to advanced oncology care in Savannah, Ga.
AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA stated, “A key differentiator of AON is flexibility for partner practices. Low Country Cancer Care are able to leverage AON support for pharmaceutical purchasing strategies, revenue cycle, payer negotiations, human resources and technology to form a strong hospital partnership that will enable practice growth while bringing comprehensive cancer care services to Savannah residents.”
The newly constructed 9,382 square-foot cancer center will be located on the second floor of the Memorial Health Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute and is expected to open early December of this year. The new state-of-the-art facility will include 10 exam rooms and 26 chemotherapy chairs, and will offer infusion therapy, including chemotherapy and immunotherapy, in-house laboratory performing all routine blood work on-site, in-house specialty pharmacy delivering oral cancer drugs direct to patient homes, 24/7 care management support, and financial counseling.
“The Memorial Health Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute welcomes the physicians and staff of Low Country Cancer Care to our campus,” states Shayne George, CEO of Memorial Health. “This move will give cancer patients convenient access to safe, high-quality medical oncology care.”
“Dr. Yannucci and I and the entire Low Country Cancer Care team are committed to enhancing the patient experience in order to have a greater impact on those who need care,” said Medical Oncologist Dr. George Negrea of Low Country Cancer Care. “We hope to create the type of experience that patients expect and deserve placing them at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.”
LCCC is committed to providing the community with the highest quality care that is based on research, evidence-based medicine and focused on the whole person. Cancer patients will now have access to a diverse range of services for diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, survivorship, patient support and amenities under one roof, giving them unparalleled access to comprehensive, integrated cancer care, close to home.
About Low Country Cancer Care: (LCCCSav.com)
Low Country Cancer Care has four locations, including one office in Savannah and three satellite offices in Hinesville and Pooler, Georgia and Bluffton, South Carolina. The team includes two medical oncologists, two physician assistants and two nurse practitioners who provide a comprehensive range of treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders.
About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network represents 88 physicians and 57 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 15 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest quality care for patients.
The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.
AON also provides a unique model of physician led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a care management team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.
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