Northern California Prostate Cancer Center Joins The US Oncology Network, Advancing Quality Care and Operational Efficiency
Relationship strengthens the practice’s ability to remain independent, providing vast resources to enhance patient care and financial stability
CAMPBELL, Calif. (July 9, 2019) — Northern California Prostate Cancer Center (NCPCC), an independent oncology practice serving cancer patients throughout Santa Clara County, has joined The US Oncology Network (The Network). The practice, which has treated patients in the region since 2009, was the first prostate-only radiation treatment center in California to earn the high honor of obtaining a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology (ACR). Additionally, NCPCC now cares for patients with nearly all cancer diagnoses.
“Joining The Network will allow us to retain our independence while strengthening our financial position as we continue to provide the high level of personalized, advanced care that our patients and referring physicians have come to expect from us,” said Rizwan Nurani, MD, radiation oncologist with Northern California Prostate Cancer Center. “Competing successfully in the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape is extremely challenging for small practices today, as the business side of the operation often distracts from providing quality care. As part of The Network, we will have access to a wealth of resources that will enable us to succeed while keeping our patients as our top priority.”
The US Oncology Network is one of the nation’s largest associations of community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. By joining The Network, Northern California Prostate Cancer Center enhances its ability to offer patients some of the most advanced radiation oncology treatments available today, all delivered in a convenient neighborhood location where patients live and work. The practice also gains resources, expertise, innovative technologies and business support services from The Network to help it remain viable in today’s challenging value-based world.
“The US Oncology Network is committed to expanding patient access to quality care in local communities by supporting independent oncology practices like Northern California Prostate Cancer Center so they can thrive in today’s complex healthcare environment,” said Michael Seiden, MD, PhD, president of The US Oncology Network. “Our comprehensive practice management solutions empower providers to overcome business challenges, ensuring long-term practice health while enabling physicians to focus on providing high-quality care. We welcome Dr. Nurani and his staff to The Network, and we look forward to collaborating with these highly-skilled, dedicated professionals as we work together to advance cancer care.”
About Northern California Prostate Cancer Center
Northern California Prostate Cancer Center is dedicated to treating cancer patients. The Center is designed for patient comfort and convenience featuring state-of-the-art technology. Its board-certified radiation oncologists and board-certified urologists – through the practice’s affiliation with Urological Surgeons of Northern California - allow the care team to work seamlessly to personalize their patients’ care based on their needs and individual clinical protocol. Northern California Prostate Cancer Center believes this is very important at a time when all a patient should be concerned with is getting healthy again.
About The US Oncology Network
Every day, The US Oncology Network (The Network) helps more than 1,200 independent physicians deliver value-based, integrated care to patients — close to home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to advancing local cancer care and to delivering better patient outcomes. The Network provides practices with access to coordinated resources, best business practices, and the experience, infrastructure and support of McKesson Corporation. This collaboration allows the providers in The Network to focus on the health of their patients, while McKesson focuses on the health of their practices. The Network is committed to the success of independent practices, everywhere.
Mitzi Calhoun, NCPCC
Claire Crye, The US Oncology Network