Recognizing an ongoing lack of specialized care in rural communities, particularly cancer care, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Atlanta and Miller County Hospital are partnering to offer coordinated, advanced oncology care to residents of Southwest Georgia.
Through the cancer care alliance, the healthcare providers will collaborate to more effectively meet the needs of rural Georgia communities. Specifically, Miller County Hospital patients will gain access to CTCA® expert oncology care, including clinical telemedicine services that connect patients via real-time videoconferencing to CTCA providers for regular visits close to home.
“Our partnership with CTCA is about patients-first healthcare – serving the oncology needs of our community first,” said Robin Rau, Miller County Hospital CEO. “As our relationship evolves, we will look for opportunities to offer other services that make sense for the people of Colquitt and Southwest Georgia.” “We know that patients in rural areas too often experience barriers in accessing comprehensive cancer care and treatment options,” said Dr. Eyal Meiri, interim chief of medical oncology at CTCA Atlanta. “Collaborating with Miller County Hospital will meaningfully extend our care to rural communities, with telemedicine enabling the patient-doctor relationship closer to home.”
For more information about this new coordinated care program, contact Miller County Hospital nurse navigator Angie Simmons at 229-758-3304.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national oncology network of hospitals and outpatient care centers offering an integrated approach that combines surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and advancements in precision medicine with supportive therapies to manage side effects and enhance quality of life during treatment and into survivorship. CTCA® publishes treatment results annually including patient experience, length of life, quality of life, patient safety and quality of care. CTCA also offers qualified patients a range of clinical trials that may reveal new treatment options supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country. Visit cancercenter.com for more information.