CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedars-Sinai is expanding its radiation oncology services in the Los Angeles area with the addition of a treatment center that offers state-of-the-art cancer therapies in a comfortable and convenient location less than a mile from the hospital campus. The center will be a collaboration with Integrated Oncology Network, LLC ("ION") and gives Beverly Hills residents local access to the center's vast resources and leading-edge treatments.
The treatment center adds to a growing roster of Cedars-Sinai radiation oncology services. Cedars-Sinai already offers radiation oncology at its main hospital campus and at its affiliate, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute in Santa Monica.
The 8,500-square-foot facility, at 8929 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, will be fully integrated into the Cedars-Sinai medical record system. Lab tests, X-rays and reports will flow seamlessly between the center and the hospital.
"Patients will receive the same level of care that's delivered at all of our locations," said Howard M. Sandler, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.
Cedars-Sinai physicians and employees will staff the treatment center. Mitchell Kamrava, MD, a radiation oncologist joining Cedars-Sinai from UCLA Health, will lead the team and report to Sandler.
The center offers Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator technology, a radiotherapy system that delivers fast cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision while protecting nearby healthy tissue and organs.
"State-of-the-art radiation machines and contemporary and comfortable surroundings will help Cedars-Sinai patients and their families feel at home," Sandler said. "We look forward to providing this important treatment option for those who need it."
"ION has been focused on expanding our physician networks across the United States and affiliating with larger healthcare systems to provide quality and cost-efficient patient care. We are honored to be affiliated with Cedars Sinai, which is one of the largest, most prestigious nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S.," said Jeffrey Goffman, ION's CEO.
Integrated Oncology Network Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries ("ION" or the "Company") is a radiation oncology management and cancer center development company that partners with hospitals and physicians that seek strategic, financial and management expertise. ION provides strategic solutions, development for cancer centers, financing and management services with expertise in radiation oncology operations including accounting compliance, IT, M&A, physics and dosimetry, and billing & collection. ION's senior management team has over 150 years of combined health care expertise, including working as a trusted resource with several of the most prestigious oncology groups and hospital systems in the country. ION is a partner in 21 radiation cancer centers across the United States. For more information on ION, please visit our web site at www.ion-llc.com.
SOURCE Integrated Oncology Network