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Legacy Health and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Integrated Cancer Program Expanding to Clark County

Vancouver, Wash. (March 2, 2017) Legacy Health and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute are working with The Vancouver Clinic (TVC) to expand the OHSU Knight – Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative, their network of integrated adult cancer care clinics, into southwest Washington. Adult cancer care services will be provided by Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center at its main campus and at TVC’s 87th Avenue location. Specific services include:

  • hematology and medical oncology clinic and infusion clinic at TVC’s 87th Avenue location, which will open on March 21, 2017;
  • infusion and radiation oncology clinics at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center’s main campus; and
  • hematology and medical oncology clinic also at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center’s main campus, opening summer 2017.

All clinics will be operated and managed by Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center as an outpatient department of the hospital.

“Legacy Salmon Creek is thrilled with the development of the Cancer Collaborative in Clark County recognizing that a community-based approach to cancer care benefits all of our patients. This collaboration provides patients nationally-accredited cancer care near their homes in Vancouver and surrounding areas,” said Bryce Helgerson, president of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

“These agreements bring the goals of the Cancer Collaborative to life,” said Ann Raish, vice president, oncology services at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. “The collaborative was designed to bring the latest advances in personalized care to patients across our region, and this expansion will make a great impact for patients in Clark County.”

“Legacy and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute will benefit from working with our terrific oncologists and our experienced and service-oriented oncology and infusion teams,” said Mark Mantei, CEO of The Vancouver Clinic. “This collaboration will more closely integrate adult cancer care treatment options for our patients and ensure efficient utilization of health care resources throughout the region.”

Legacy Health and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute formed the OHSU Knight – Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative in July 2013 to provide more coordinated community cancer care to patients, in more locations, and to share their resources instead of duplicating services. The Cancer Collaborative’s clinics are located in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and now Clark counties and specialize in radiation oncology, medical oncology (chemotherapy) and infusion services.

“Ensuring patients have access to award-winning cancer care close to home is the driving force behind our Cancer Collaborative,” said Tony Melargano, M.D., vice president of Legacy Health’s oncology service line. “We are proud to be expanding this mission into Clark County.”

About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is the Portland/Vancouver metro region’s only locally owned nonprofit health-care organization with nearly 13,000 employees. Legacy includes Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Silverton Medical Center, Legacy Laboratory Services, and Legacy Research Institute. Legacy also includes over 100 Legacy Medical Group primary care and specialty care clinics. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is a pioneer in the field of precision cancer medicine. The institute’s director, Brian Druker, M.D., helped prove it was possible to shut down just the cells that enable cancer to grow. This breakthrough has made once-fatal forms of the disease manageable and transformed how cancer is treated. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only National
Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle – an honor earned only by the nation’s top cancer centers. It is headquarters for one of the National Cancer Institute’s largest research collaboratives, SWOG, in addition to offering the latest treatments and technologies as well as hundreds of research studies and clinical trials. For additional information on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Vancouver Clinic
The Vancouver Clinic (TVC) has served residents of Southwest Washington since 1936, and is the largest private multi-specialty clinic in Clark County with over 250 providers and 1,100 staff. TVC operates five clinics across Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal, and provides 40 medical specialties. Its mission is to be the best in the Northwest for patient-focused, quality-proven care. For more information, visit