Two Local Leaders in High-Quality, Patient-Centric Cancer Care Are Working Together to Better Serve Patients

Monday, March 21, 2022
Two Local Leaders in High-Quality, Patient-Centric Cancer Care Are Working Together to Better Serve Patients

Strategic collaboration advances a shared vision to expand access to world-class cancer care in the greater Antelope Valley region.

Palmdale Regional Medical Center today announced it has entered into an affiliation with City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, to better support cancer patients in the Antelope Valley.

“Palmdale Regional Medical Center is proud to offer patients access to expert physicians, technology, and support services as we expand our urology and oncology programs,” said Richard Allen, CEO, Palmdale Regional Medical Center. “By working with City of Hope, we can meet the needs of the residents of the area and give patients access to the very best care possible closer to home.”

“With more than 35 clinical network locations throughout Southern California, City of Hope is experienced at offering innovative, specialized cancer and urology care closer to where people live,” said Vince Jensen, Chief Clinical Operating Officer at City of Hope. “We look forward to working with Palmdale Regional so that residents in the greater Antelope Valley region have enhanced access to leading-edge cancer and urology care.”

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The goal of the affiliation is to combine City of Hope’s world-class cancer care and research expertise and Palmdale Regional Medical Center’s high-quality patient care to improve access for patients to the latest in cancer diagnosis and treatment services. City of Hope physicians will provide clinical medical leadership for the new effort, including a medical director for the surgical oncology program and a medical director for the urology program.

As part of the relationship, City of Hope will open a new clinical network site on the Palmdale Regional Medical Center campus that will include medical oncology consultations and surgical services as well as urology. The addition of these services will give residents closer access to these specialties without having to leave the area.

In addition, Palmdale Regional and City of Hope will collaborate to educate the next generation of general surgeons through the hospital’s planned residency training program. With strong academic alliances, Palmdale Regional aims to address the shortage of key medical specialties by becoming the premier teaching hospital in the Antelope Valley.

City of Hope is among the leading innovators in cancer research, enrolling an average of more than 6,000 patients in clinical trials annually. Some of these patients will receive leading-edge clinical trials at nearby City of Hope | Antelope Valley, where study participants pave the way for important breakthrough therapies in cancer.

“Both organizations share a deep commitment to quality and patient centered care,” said Allen. “We are excited to work together to ensure patients receive the quality care that residents of the Antelope Valley have come to expect from Palmdale Regional.”