An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
By City of Hope | April 2, 2018
City of Hope recently announced it is adding nine radiation oncology sites to City of Hope Medical Foundation through a joint venture with Vantage Oncology, a leading national radiation oncology network that is part of The US Oncology Network. The partnership will make significant enhancements to the sites’ technology, equipment and facilities to improve the overall patient experience.

“Nearly 50 percent of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy at some point in their treatment,” said Harlan Levine, M.D., president of strategy and business ventures for City of Hope. “The addition of these new sites makes City of Hope one of the largest radiation oncology providers in Southern California, driving our goal of delivering high quality care to more people in their own communities.”

City of Hope will now provide radiation oncology services at practice sites in Glendale, Mission Hills, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, Temecula, West Hills and Wildomar in addition to its sites in Duarte, Antelope Valley, Arcadia, Corona and South Pasadena. The US Oncology Network will provide operational support and certain management services to these new sites through the joint venture.

Valley Radiotherapy Associates (VRA) radiation oncologists will join City of Hope Medical Group, and continue to provide radiation oncology services at the nine sites and at Providence Saint John’s Health Center (Santa Monica), Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (Burbank), St. Joseph Hospital Orange and St. Jude Medical Center (Fullerton). An integral part of these communities, these oncologists will continue to bring their in-depth understanding of coordinated community oncology care to patients, while embracing City of Hope’s philosophy of compassionate, patient-centered treatment and accessing City of Hope’s translational clinical research and precision medicine expertise.

I founded VRA over three decades ago with a commitment to excellence in clinical cancer treatment, service delivery and technical acumen, and City of Hope shares that commitment. We are excited about the expanded opportunities this alignment will provide to our patients and physicians."Leslie E. Botnick, M.D.,
who joins City of Hope as senior director of Radiation Oncology at the new radiation oncology sites. 

The nine sites are the most recent additions to City of Hope’s growing system of community practice sites. City of Hope’s clinical network has now grown to 29 locations throughout Southern California, all of which extend the institution’s reach by bringing premier care to patients closer to their homes.

“We are truly delighted to welcome these physicians to the City of Hope family, and to partner with Vantage Oncology to bring new advances in radiotherapy to the communities we serve,” said Vincent Jensen, chief executive, City of Hope Medical Foundation. “This expansion of City of Hope’s reach also provides further opportunity to bring other critical oncology services to communities in need.”

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