HACKENSACK, N.J., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regional Cancer Care Associates, or RCCA, one of the nation's largest physician-owned and -operated oncology networks, began 2017 by expanding northward, with six Connecticut-based cancer specialists joining the network known for providing the most innovative, comprehensive, and value-based care close to home.
"We are honored that some of the most highly regarded oncologists and hematologists practicing in Connecticut have chosen to join RCCA due to our shared commitment to community-based care, maintaining an unwavering focus on the patient, and the primacy of the physician in clinical decision-making," said Terrill Jordan, President and CEO of RCCA. He added, "In an increasingly complex healthcare environment marked by both unparalleled opportunities to help cancer patients and unprecedented operational and financial challenges for physicians, RCCA exists to help both patient and physician thrive."
The Connecticut-based cancer specialists joining RCCA are Charanjeev S. Kapoor, MD; Joseph F. McLaughlin, MD; Mohammad Pazooki, MD; Michael A. Reale, MD, PhD; Joel S. Silver, MD; and Joseph G. Sinning, MD. This new division of RCCA has practice locations in both Hartford and Manchester, CT. The cancer specialists' hospital affiliations include Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, and Rockville General Hospital in Vernon, CT.
"At a time when the evolution of healthcare delivery in the US necessitates that physicians affiliate with larger entities, it was important to me to join a physician-owned and –operated network that reflected my own philosophy of providing comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized care in a setting that supports a strong physician-patient relationship," said Michael A, Reale, MD, PhD. "Additionally, my colleagues and I are involved in a number of clinical research projects, and RCCA's extensive clinical trials program will enable us to continue that vital work and to offer our patients access to a variety of studies and cutting-edge therapies," he added.
Edward J. Licitra, MD, PhD, Chairperson of the Board of RCCA, and a medical oncologist who practices in East Brunswick, NJ, said, "In October 2015, RCCA expanded from its New Jersey base to Maryland and Washington, DC, marking one of the first instances of a fully unified cancer care organization expanding across state lines. We are proud and excited to be following that successful endeavor with the establishment of this new division in Connecticut. RCCA long has been recognized for providing innovative care, including by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' recent selection of our network to participate in its Oncology Care Model, a new payment and care-delivery model designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of specialty care for patients undergoing chemotherapy. We look forward to working with our Connecticut-based colleagues to further extend that record of outstanding patient care delivered in the community setting."
Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA), one of the largest oncology physician networks in the United States, is transforming oncology care by ensuring that cancer patients have access to the highest-quality, most-comprehensive, cutting edge treatments in a compassionate and community-based setting. RCCA includes more than 100 cancer care specialists and is supported by 800 employees at 30 care delivery sites. For more information visit: http://www.RCCA.com.
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