Agreement brings world-class cancer treatment to patients at Evergreen Park hospital
The University of Chicago Medicine will bring its cancer care, academic specialists and array of clinical trials to the Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) in Evergreen Park under a new affiliation agreement.
The two hospitals jointly announced the formation of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital on Tuesday, April 12.
“We are proud to partner with the University of Chicago Medicine,” said Dennis Reilly, President and CEO of LCMH. “This partnership enhances our oncology services so that we may be an even greater resource for our community. By bringing together our primary and secondary expertise and UChicago Medicine’s advanced subspecialty care, our community won’t have to travel as far to receive specialized cancer care or participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials.”
LCMH and UChicago Medicine already have a track record of collaboration. In July 2015, the two announced an expanded pediatric partnership. Under that arrangement, UChicago Medicine’s nationally recognized pediatric subspecialists began working with LCMH physicians and nurses to provide the most advanced, comprehensive care for newborns and children in the broader South and Southwest communities.
“Creating another location for the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center gives us an opportunity to bring our life-changing therapies closer to the patients we serve every day,” said Mitchell Posner, MD, physician-in-chief of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center and medical director of the medical center’s clinical cancer programs. “A cancer diagnosis is upsetting for anyone, but we’re gratified to be able to diagnose and treat patients closer to their homes. This will ensure our patients have more time to spend with their families while focusing on their recovery.”
About Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers is a Catholic, not-for-profit hospital based in Evergreen Park. For more than 86 years, Little Company of Mary has held a long tradition of serving the needs of women and their families. LCMH continues to achieve accolades for quality, including being named America’s Best Breast Center for three consecutive years. Additionally, LCMH provides new medical advances and offers a convenient range of services to our community. The Cancer Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital brings all aspects of cancer care together in one convenient location. The Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, demonstrating that it meets rigorous standards for providing the highest quality of cancer care. The Center, through an affiliation with the Medical Oncology Group of the University of Chicago Hospitals, brings all aspects of medical cancer care together to offer promising new treatments and a continuum of care, from diagnosis through survivorship.
About The University of Chicago Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine is one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions attracting patients regionally, nationally and internationally for specialty care services. It comprises the Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Its faculty physicians undertake research in an extensive array of areas and are among the top recipients of federal research dollars. Twelve Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine have been affiliated with UChicago Medicine.