City of Hope expands access to highest-quality cancer care in communities east of Duarte

December 31, 2014
Five new City of Hope locations will open on Sept. 22.
DUARTE, Calif. — City of Hope and Wilshire Oncology Medical Group have reached an agreement in which Wilshire physicians will join City of Hope Medical Group, delivering care to patients through City of Hope’s new community practice sites in Glendora, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, West Covina and Corona.
The agreement will extend City of Hope’s geographic footprint into the Eastern San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire area and expand its ability to improve the lives of patients and their families in communities east of the institution’s main Duarte location.
The new locations will give patients increased access to City of Hope’s innovative science, translational research and uniquely patient-centered compassionate care.
“City of Hope’s community practice sites allow us to offer comprehensive cancer care level expertise and services in the community, which will be more convenient for the patients we serve,” said Harlan Levine, M.D., chief executive of City of Hope Medical Foundation. “These practices also allow seamless access to the specialized and advanced services of a top ranked cancer center when a more complex treatment is needed. City of Hope’s commitment to establish a unique alignment of high quality community physicians with its cancer center also meets the needs of health plans, employers and the government, which are seeking clinical integration of quality and affordable care in the community with the expertise of a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.”
The nine new physicians will bring an in-depth understanding of coordinated community oncology care and share City of Hope’s philosophy of compassionate, patient-centered treatment. Current patients of Wilshire Oncology Medical Group physicians should not see any disruption in their care during the transition.
“Expanding our clinical services beyond the San Gabriel Valley is imperative to City of Hope and its mission,” said Vijay Trisal, M.D., medical director of community practices for the City of Hope Medical Foundation. “Our community practice sites are set up to expand community access to City of Hope’s high-quality care and to offer patients convenient care by City of Hope physicians.”
The Glendora, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, West Covina and Corona sites are the most recent additions to City of Hope’s growing list of community practices, all of which extend the institution’s reach by bringing premier care to patients in their own communities. City of Hope recently opened a state-of-the-art clinic in Antelope Valley and has practices in Palm Springs, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Mission Hills and Santa Clarita.
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About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics in southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics.