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Asante-HOA partnership deepens with opening of new cancer centers

Hematology Oncology Associates staff to transition to Asante; providers will remain independent.

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Gregg Gallant, ARRMC supervisor of radiation physicists, is helping get the new Varian TrueBeam radiotherapy system ready to treat patients at the Mary and Dick Heimann Cancer Center.

Hematology Oncology Associates providers will start seeing their patients in Asante’s new cancer centers when they open on Jan. 17, 2022.

Asante is contracting with HOA’s providers, who will remain independent, to provide outpatient clinical care at the newly expanded Helen K. Spears Cancer Center in Grants Pass and the Mary and Dick Heimann Cancer Center in Medford. Nearly 100 HOA staff are transitioning to Asante.

“The HOA providers are dedicated to delivering compassionate and clinically excellent cancer care to our community,” said Mujahid Rizvi, MD, Hematology Oncology Associates president and Asante cancer centers’ medical director. “We are excited about our transition to the new cancer centers, allowing us to bring high-quality, innovative treatments to our hematology oncology patients.”

The new, 80,160-square-foot Heimann Cancer Center will open at 3011 E. Barnett Road, Medford, as a department of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. The Helen K. Spears Cancer Center, a department of Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, has been expanded to 35,000 square feet at its current location, 510 SW Ramsey Ave.

Each cancer center will provide expanded clinical and support services and the latest imaging and radiation oncology technology, including:

  • Diagnostic CT imaging at Grants Pass.
  • New PET/CT diagnostic imaging at Medford.
  • On-site, convenient lab services.
  • Dedicated oncology pharmacy services.
  • Infusion centers and injection bays with beautiful views and separate areas for cancer and non-cancer patients.
  • Supportive services such as patient navigation, social work, dietary and others.
  • Radiation oncology services introducing the latest innovative treatment capabilities.
  • Opportunities to participate in clinical trials through our on-site Cancer Research Department.

“What this means for our patients is comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and supportive care services under one local, highly coordinated umbrella of care,” said Kristi Blackhurst, Asante vice president of Operations who oversees cancer services.

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  • Thomas Carlisle
    December 10, 2021 11:32 am

    I am a patient and retired 19 year employee of Asante ARRMC.I am currently under Doctor Sarah Matar’s care at HOA. My diagnosis was in May of 2021 when I presented at Rogue and after six days and multiple transfusions was air flighted to OHSU. I have great hopes for all of us suffering from various forms of cancer and thank God and Asante admin for building this beautiful new facility!

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