A Certificate of Need (CON) filed by the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC), Charleston Radiation Therapy Consultants and Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, was approved by the state of West Virginia, which will enable the combined management of a new, state-of-the-art radiation therapy department at the CAMC Cancer Center, that will hopefully attract new cutting-edge cancer technologies and treatments to the area.
Alliance Oncology will be in charge for the radiation oncology units that are already present in several different locations in the Charleston area.
Furthermore, this leading national provider of radiology and radiation therapy services will also be responsible for the development and construction of a new radiation oncology department at the new Cancer Center, West Virginia, which will provide medical services such as radiation oncology, mammography, and ultrasound services.
“One in two men in West Virginia, and one in three women in West Virginia, will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime,” CAMC Foundation President Gail Pitchford said in a press release, explaining the need for cancer support services in West Virginia.
Alliance Oncology has direct partnerships with hospitals, radiation oncologists and several healthcare providers. Its main goal is to develop, establish and operate radiation therapy programs, while providing excellent patient care.
There are over 1,000 hospitals and healthcare partners in 43 states that benefit from Alliance clinical services. Furthermore, this company operates 499 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems in 124 different locations across the U.S., and is associated with 29 radiation therapy centers that provide cancer treatment and care, including 18 stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) facilities.
“We are pleased to take on operations at the existing center while we await completion of the new cancer center. The new CAMC Cancer Center will not only provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment that the people of West Virginia need, but it will also offer patients and their families the exceptional quality and care they deserve locally”, Alliance Oncology President, Gregory E. Spurlock added.