City of Hope and Providence Agree to Expand Access to Cancer Care

Agreement brings world-class care to patients in South Bay and San
Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–City of Hope and two Providence Southern California medical centers
announced today they will partner to expand access to leading-edge,
high-quality cancer care and services within the communities served by
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and Providence
Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.

The partnership will focus on caring for patients in the South Bay and
the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys with the convenience and
benefit of Providence’s long-standing reputation for excellence and
compassionate care and City of Hope’s internationally-recognized cancer
care and research expertise. With the affiliation, City of Hope will
open a multi-disciplinary cancer center in the future Providence
Advanced Ambulatory Care Center in Torrance, providing radiation
oncology, medical and surgical oncology, chemotherapy and other
cancer-related services. Additional oncology services will be provided
there by Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance’s
cancer program, which will relocate its imaging, outpatient surgery and
breast center services to the new center. The Providence Advanced
Ambulatory Care Center is now in the design stages and due to open in
2018.

In the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, the relationship will
broaden City of Hope’s existing presence at Providence Holy Cross
Medical Center and expand care for cancer patients in the Santa Clarita
Valley.

“Cancer care today can be extraordinarily complex,” said Harlan Levine,
M.D., chief executive of City of Hope Medical Foundation. “With City of
Hope and Providence partnering in this way, our innovative research in
genomic and precision medicine can bring new hope and treatment
opportunities to cancer patients who might not otherwise have the access
they need.”

The relationship will enable City of Hope’s research-driven best
practices to be made available in the communities served by the two
Providence hospitals, providing oncology integration and expertise
within the communities.

“Providence is a mission-driven industry leader in Los Angeles,
dedicated to quality and compassionate care in the communities we serve.
Our patients will benefit greatly by remaining close to home while
benefiting, as well, from this advanced level of cancer expertise in
their own communities,” said Bernard Klein, M.D., chief executive of
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.

“City of Hope is the gold standard for advanced cancer care and will
bring to this partnership the latest research and innovative treatments
for our patients,” added Mary Kingston, chief executive, Providence
Little Company of Mary Medical Centers Torrance and San Pedro.

City of Hope is one of just 45 National Cancer Institute-designated
comprehensive cancer centers. It is recognized for research and
treatment protocols that have advanced cancer care across the nation,
and around the globe.

Providence, a leading Catholic not-for-profit health care organization,
is anchored in Southern California by six hospitals and is the second
largest health care provider in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Providence
has been recognized with numerous national awards for quality and
patient safety, including being the first and only health system in
California to have all eligible hospitals receive Healthgrades’ Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
two consecutive years.

“Today, all health care providers are being held to higher standards of
accountability. We embrace this challenge,” said Vijay Trisal, M.D.,
community practices medical director at City of Hope. “All patients
deserve access to the most-advanced cancer treatment options and
expertise available, and their health care providers should be
accountable for providing patient-centered care that is affordable and
conveniently located. This is what City of Hope and Providence will
achieve together.”

Providence Holy Cross primarily serves the northern San Fernando Valley
and the Santa Clarita Valley while Providence Little Company of Mary
Medical Center Torrance serves the South Bay region.

“Our partnership with City of Hope will ensure Providence patients have
the best cancer care, close to home,” said Erik Wexler, chief executive,
Providence Southern California.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer,
diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only
45 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the
National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment
protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is
located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics
throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best
Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation,
diabetes
and numerous
breakthrough cancer drugs
based on technology developed at the
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About Providence Health & Services:

Providence Health & Services, Southern California, is a Catholic
not-for-profit, mission-driven healthcare system. Providence Southern
California operates six award-winning hospitals and a comprehensive,
fully-integrated network of primary care clinics, urgent care centers,
home care, Providence TrinityCare and Providence TrinityKids Care
hospice, the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center and the John
Wayne Cancer Institute, as well as Providence High School. Providence is
anchored locally by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission
Hills, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Providence
Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Providence Tarzana Medical
Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance
and San Pedro. With more than 3,400 physicians, Providence provides
coordinated primary and specialty care through an array of physician
groups and individual providers including Providence Medical Institute
and physician groups in the South Bay, the West Valley and Santa
Clarita. Providence affiliate, Facey Medical Group, provides primary and
specialized care in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. For more
information, visit California.Providence.org

Contacts

City of Hope
David Caouette, 800-888-5323
dcaouette@coh.org
or
Providence
Health & Services
Patricia Aidem, 818-496-4780
Patricia.aidem@providence.org