Hospital forms partnership for expanded cancer careRiver Falls Area Hospital has entered into a joint health care venture with Minnesota Oncology Hematology, P.A. The venture includes managing the growing chemotherapy division on campus.
River Falls Area Hospital has entered into a joint health care venture with Minnesota Oncology Hematology, P.A. The venture includes managing the growing chemotherapy division on campus.
“We are extremely excited about this partnership,” said Randy Farrow, RFAH president, “Providing the best medical care when it comes to talent and technology is something we take seriously. MOHPA will provide River Falls Area Hospital with a whole new level of cancer care. We are honored to announce this relationship.”
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Half of all men and one third of all women will develop cancer during their lifetimes.
Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer. The risk of developing most types of cancer can be reduced by changes in a person’s lifestyle — for example, by quitting smoking and improving nutrition. The sooner cancer is found and treatment begins, the better a person’s chances for living for many years.
“This is truly a historic step, partnering River Falls Area Hospital with the premier group of oncology physicians,” said Peter Dahlberg, MD, River Falls Medical Clinic, “It surely promises to provide the citizens of western Wisconsin cutting edge cancer care for the foreseeable future.”
Part of the vision for the new partnership is to build a state-of-the-art integrated cancer care center on the RFAH campus. Integrated cancer care offers patients the benefit of receiving all of their care in one location.
Dr. Vladimir Hugec has already begun seeing patients and will be part of the oncology team at River Falls Area Hospital. Minnesota Oncology Hematology, P.A., is a specialized medical group dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of various cancers and blood disorders.
MOHPA has seven clinic locations across the Twin Cities. Besides the expertise of its medical staff and the availability of cutting-edge treatment technologies, MOHPA physicians also provide their patients access to the latest clinical trials through its affiliation with U.S. Oncology’s Cancer Research Network.
MOHPA is an affiliate of U.S. Oncology. For more information, please visit www.mohpa.com.
River Falls Area Hospital is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a not-for-profit health care system of hospitals, clinics and other patient care services that provides exceptional care to communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
More information about Allina Hospitals & Clinics facilities, services and jobs can be found online at www.allina.com.