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LewisGale ramps up cancer treatment center with new partnership

The hospital is partnering with Sarah Cannon to expand its services

LewisGale partners with Sarah Cannon to expand cancer treatment in Pulaski
LewisGale partners with Sarah Cannon to expand cancer treatment in Pulaski

SALEM, Va. – LewisGale is making a big move for cancer treatment in Pulaski and Salem.

The hospital is partnering with Sarah Cannon to expand its services. Now, the facilities will have more advanced care available, from screenings, diagnostics and surgery to radiation, chemotherapy and clinical trials.

This also allows patients to be closer to home for treatment.

Read the full release below.

LewisGale Regional Health System announced today it has partnered with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, to expand its comprehensive cancer services in Southwestern Virginia. The announcement was made during events at cancer centers located on the LewisGale Medical Center and LewisGale Hospital Pulaski campuses, which will now carry the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute name. As part of the partnership, all LewisGale Regional Health System facilities join a collaborative group of Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs

Patients treated for cancer at all LewisGale hospital facilities will have access to even more advanced and evidence-based care — from screenings, diagnostics, and surgery, to radiation, chemotherapy, and novel clinical trials – eliminating the need to travel far from home.

“With our dedicated, skilled team of physician and clinician experts, LewisGale Regional Health System has long enjoyed a reputation of being a regional leader in cancer care,” said Lance Jones, market president of the health system. “The communities we serve know us as a health system where patients have access to the latest treatments and technology that are delivered with a level of compassionate, quality care that is second to none.”

The partnership with Sarah Cannon now provides a comprehensive approach to providing cancer services designed to provide integrated oncology care for patients within all LewisGale facilities. Through clinical excellence and the latest technology, LewisGale has even greater access to global cancer research and care network to treat breast, lung, gastrointestinal, colon, brain, metastatic, and other cancers.

“Today’s announcement marks a major milestone in LewisGale’s commitment to caring for, and improving, the overall health of individuals who live in in Southwest Virginia,” said Brian Gross, MD, who serves on the Cancer Governance Team and as chief of surgery. “More than ever, patients are seeking world-class cancer experts and promising new therapies. By partnering with Sarah Cannon, we are combining our exceptional local physician expertise and care with internationally-recognized teams across the Sarah Cannon network to improve patient care.”

LewisGale Regional Health System’s oncology services will become a Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute program, effective immediately. This will include new “Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute” signage on the cancer center facades in Salem and Pulaski, new internal signage at all four hospital facilities where cancer care services are provided, and cobranded logos on cancer-related marketing initiatives and communication.


About the Author:

Shayne Dwyer is an award-winning journalist and a member of the 10 News team since May 2018.