Mission Health partners with Sarah Cannon to advance comprehensive cancer programs

Press release from Mission Health:

Mission Health has partnered with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, to expand its comprehensive cancer services for the thousands of patients facing the disease across the western North Carolina region. Through the collaboration, patients will have greater access to world-class cancer care programs, including expanded nurse navigation programs, close to home.

“Sarah Cannon is an internationally-recognized cancer organization providing integrated cancer services and access to the latest treatments for patients across HCA Healthcare and beyond,” said Greg Lowe, President of the HCA Healthcare North Carolina Division. “By partnering with Sarah Cannon, we leverage the scope of our expertise, compassionate caregivers and advanced facilities to provide a stronger cancer care model that will reach and treat more patients throughout the region.”

As a part of Sarah Cannon’s network, Mission Health experts will contribute to advancing standards of care across Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs in the U.S. and UK. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mission Health program implemented cutting-edge research in partnership with Sarah Cannon and HCA Healthcare Research Institute, providing access to a convalescent plasma study for patients fighting the virus.

“We are proud to officially launch our collaboration with the team of trusted experts and leaders at Mission Health,” said Dee Anna Smith, CEO at Sarah Cannon. “With a shared commitment to delivering the highest quality care, Sarah Cannon and Mission Health can collaboratively enhance multidisciplinary programs and redefine how cancer care is delivered for people facing cancer, close to home.”

As a part of HCA Healthcare and Sarah Cannon, Mission Cancer Specialists recently completed a $3.7M renovation of its surgical oncology clinic providing the latest technology, resources and services for patients facing cancer in the Asheville community and western North Carolina region.

“By joining a global network of physician leaders, our experts and caregivers can further enhance care for our patients,” said Paul Ahearne, MD, Surgical Oncologist at Mission Cancer Specialists. “We look forward to the impact this collaboration will have as we continue to advance our comprehensive cancer programs.”

Through the partnership, Mission Hospital and the SECU and Hope Cancer Centers will continue to serve as comprehensive cancer programs providing disease-specific services across the continuum of care, and will be supported by Mission Health’s other additional facilities providing diagnostic and support services.

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