Partnership will create a premier, fully integrated cancer program for Tri-state area
St. Vincent announced today that the physicians and staff of Oncology Hematology Associates (OHA) will join St. Vincent Medical Group, effective January 1, 2019.
The clinical teams at St. Vincent Evansville and OHA have been working in partnership together in the care of oncology and hematology patients for several years, and believe this new partnership will only build on both outstanding oncology programs.
For the past 25 years OHA has committed to providing patient centered, high quality, coordinated treatment that promotes the dignity of the individual and their support system. OHA's nine board-certified physicians specialize in the practice of medical oncology, hematology and radiation oncology, and the practice's state-of-the-art laboratory technology and provision of clinical research studies provide our community with access to breakthrough research and innovative treatment options.
“The shared commitment of St. Vincent and OHA to excellence in cancer care and healing the body, mind and spirit is a foundation for continuing to grow access to oncology services in the Tri-State,” said Dan Parod, President, St. Vincent Southwest Region. The cancer care program at St. Vincent Evansville has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for nearly 50 years. On average, only one in four hospitals earn this prestigious accreditation, and since 1993 OHA has partnered with St. Vincent Evansville maintaining the high standard of care reflected in the accreditation. “Everyone at OHA partners with our patients as they go through one of the most difficult times in their life. Our goal is to always treat people as we would want to be treated,” said Dr. Edward Fox, President of OHA. “Both organizations share these same values and St. Vincent is committed to providing patients with the same high standard of practice. We are excited to continue our work together for the benefit of all those we serve,” added Dr. Fox.
Patients of OHA will not experience any interference to their healthcare service because of this transition. Signage on the OHA property will officially change early next year. A blessing ceremony will also be held at that time.
About St. Vincent
In Indiana, Ascension’s St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $268 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017. Serving Indiana for 145 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stvincent.org/evansville.