In one of the largest clinical network expansions in City of Hope’s history, Pacific Shores Medical Group has joined City of Hope. The addition of the seven Pacific Shores locations significantly expands City of Hope’s presence in Southern California and provides thousands of patients with increased access to breakthrough discoveries and lifesaving treatments.
City of Hope’s clinical network now includes more than 35 sites across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Patients who previously had to travel hours for our care can receive lifesaving treatments closer to home. The agreement brings first-time local access to City of Hope’s cancer care network in Long Beach and the southern coastal communities in Los Angeles County.
Established in 1986, Pacific Shores Medical Group has locations in Glendale, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, Torrance and two in Long Beach. The group is known for its pioneering work in cancer care and intellectual curiosity. It was recognized for excellence in cancer therapy practices, receiving certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. As one of the most experienced cancer groups in the country, Pacific Shores has more than 80,000 patient visits a year.
The 14 Pacific Shores physicians, 11 nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and more than 200 staff members became part of the City of Hope family on Aug. 9, 2021. Pacific Shores patients will continue care with their trusted doctors and now have more opportunities to participate in additional clinical trials, access to more than 1,000 City of Hope researchers and highly specialized physicians, expanded cancer education and prevention resources, and new innovations that are making care more convenient and effective.
“As a Pacific Shores patient for 23 years, I am grateful that I will continue to have my trusted physician’s care now at City of Hope — known for saving the lives of people with cancer,” said Elizabeth Lucas, 84, of Long Beach. “This is care that is the best of all possible combinations. I’m getting world-renowned care close to my home.”
"Pacific Shores physicians chose to join City of Hope because of a shared interest in advancing cancer medicine through research, clinical trials, and breakthrough treatments. We are delighted that our patients will have unprecedented access to City of Hope's leading-edge treatments, extensive clinical trials, and subspecialty cancer expertise. Additionally, our physicians and staff welcome the opportunity to have world-class scientists and clinicians as colleagues and collaborators,” says N. Simon Tchekmedyian, M.D., founder and CEO of Pacific Shores Medical Group.
The expansion of the City of Hope network complements our work in Orange County, where we are advancing access to care by investing $1 billion in a cancer campus of the future and regional cancer care network.