The Center for Hematology and Oncology Joins RCCA, One of the Nation’s Largest Multi-State Oncology/Hematology Physician-Owned and -Operated Networks
SOMERSET, N.J., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Center for Hematology and Oncology, a five-physician practice providing comprehensive cancer care to central New Jersey residents, has joined the Central Jersey Division of Regional Cancer Care Associates or RCCA, one of the nation’s largest physician-owned and -operated oncology networks.
«We are delighted to welcome the cancer specialists of The Center for Hematology and Oncology to our ranks, and look forward to collaborating with them as they continue their long tradition of providing patients with high-quality, conveniently accessed cancer care in their Somerset and Monroe Township offices,» said Terrill Jordan, the President and CEO of RCCA, which is headquartered in Hackensack, NJ.
With the addition of The Center for Hematology and Oncology, RCCA continues a pattern of growth that in the last two years has seen oncology practices in New Jersey, Maryland, the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and Connecticut join the network. RCCA has more than 100 cancer specialists practicing at more than 30 care-delivery sites.
«RCCA is committed to providing patients with high-quality, compassionate care close to home, and to having our centers serve as a ‘medical home’ for patients and families facing cancer. With the wide range of services that The Center for Hematology and Oncology provides to its patients, its philosophy and practices align perfectly with RCCA’s approach,» Mr. Jordan added.
The Center for Hematology and Oncology’s Robert P. Fein, MD, said, «We look forward to working with our RCCA colleagues in areas ranging from best practices for delivering value-based care to offering patients access to a wide variety of clinical trials.» In addition to Dr. Fein, who serves as Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, the physicians of The Center for Hematology and Oncology include David A. Richards, MD; Marcus P. Porcelli, MD; Craig Lampert, MD; and Sameer P. Desai, MD. All are board-certified and are members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
«We are honored that these highly regarded oncologists and hematologists have chosen to join the Central Jersey Division of RCCA due to our shared commitment to community-based care, maintaining an unwavering focus on the patient, and the primacy of the physician in clinical decision-making,» said Edward J. Licitra, MD, PhD, Chairperson of the Board of RCCA, and a medical oncologist who practices in East Brunswick, NJ. He added, «In an increasingly complex healthcare environment marked by both unparalleled opportunities to help cancer patients and unprecedented operational and financial challenges for physicians, RCCA exists to help both patients and physicians thrive.»
The Center for Hematology and Oncology’s Somerset office is located at 75 Veronica Avenue, Suite 201, and can be contacted at 732-246-4882. The Monroe Township office is located at 111 Union Valley Road, Suite 205, and can be contacted at 609-395-5577. In addition to oncology and hematology consultation and care, the Center’s physicians and staff provide genetic testing and counseling, evaluation of bleeding disorders and blood clots, outpatient chemotherapy infusion, and access to clinical trials.
Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA), one of the largest oncology physician networks in the United States, is transforming oncology care by ensuring that cancer patients have access to the highest-quality, most-comprehensive, cutting edge treatments in a compassionate and community-based setting. RCCA includes more than 100 cancer care specialists and is supported by 800 employees at more than 30 care delivery sites, providing care to more than 24,000 new patients annually and over 240,000 existing patients. For more information visit: http://www.RCCA.com
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