‘We’re Right On The Edge Of A Lot Of Discoveries’: Health Organizations Launch New Cancer Partnership
Eisenhower Health and UC San Diego Health are joining forces to better improve treatment options for patients.
The Desert Sun:
Eisenhower In Rancho Mirage, UC San Diego Team Up Against Cancer
Eisenhower Health and UC San Diego Health announced a new partnership in cancer treatment on Thursday that officials say will bring more opportunities for clinical trials and more treatment options to the Coachella Valley. “I believe we’re right on the edge of a lot of discoveries … that could really be breakthrough discoveries in cancer care,” said G. Aubrey Serfling, Eisenhower Health CEO and president. Those discoveries, he said, are being made in places like the University of California at San Diego. (Barkas, 1/11)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
UC San Diego Health Expands Cancer Services In Coachella Valley
A five-year affiliation agreement between the two organizations aims to broaden the range of services that the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center can offer in Rancho Mirage and in six oncology clinics throughout the valley. It also creates a new “concierge” service for patients who travel to UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla when their conditions are severe enough that they can’t be handled in the desert community. As she has in other instances where her organization has brokered allegiances outside the main San Diego market, Patty Maysent, UC San Diego Health’s chief executive officer, was careful to note that this is not a play to transfer lots of cancer patients out of their communities. (Sisson, 1/11)