Cape Regional’s Brodesser Cancer Center and Penn Medicine Announce a Broadened Penn Cancer Network Relationship - Bringing World-Class Cancer Care to Cape May County
December 01, 2020
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional’s Thomas and Claire Brodesser, Jr. Cancer Center and Penn Medicine have broadened their Penn Cancer Network relationship. This announcement brings expanded access to the highest quality cancer care for patients across Southern New Jersey.
The relationship will now include Penn Medicine’s provision of Radiation Oncology services at Cape Regional’s Brodesser Cancer Center, with on-site Penn Medicine radiation oncologists, technical review of all patient treatments, and access to the most advanced radiation therapy options available. Patients will also have access to state-of-the-art clinical trials and technology, including proton therapy, when needed, at Penn’s Roberts Proton Therapy Center — one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its kind in the world.
“With our expanded relationship with the Penn Cancer Network, patients will now have access to world-class cancer care services close to home,” said Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, President and CEO, Cape Regional Health System. “On behalf of the Cape Regional Health System Board of Trustees, leadership team and our Thomas and Claire Brodesser, Jr. Cancer Center team, I am excited to share this extraordinary announcement with our Cape May County community.”
The Penn Cancer Network is a select group of community hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, collaborating with the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that received its third straight “exceptional” rating by the NCI in 2020, to provide high quality cancer care throughout our region. Penn's Cancer Network hospitals are recognized for their excellence in patient care and a commitment to improving the health and well-being of their community.
“Providing the highest quality cancer care and expanding access for patients across the region – and beyond – is a chief priority of the Penn Cancer Network,” said Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, director of the Abramson Cancer Center and Vice President for Cancer Programs, University of Pennsylvania Health System. “In addition to giving more patients access to participation in clinical trials and advanced therapies, surgery, and radiation techniques, the Penn Caner Network provides the opportunity for true coordinated care allowing providers at both the Abramson Cancer Center and Thomas and Claire Brodesser, Jr. Cancer Center to work together to evaluate patients thoughtfully in order to provide the right treatment plans for each individual.”
About Cape Regional Health System
Cape Regional Health System is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving residents and visitors throughout Cape May County. The system includes Cape Regional Medical Center, three urgent care facilities, Cape Regional Physicians Associates with over 60 primary care providers and specialists delivering services in multiple locations throughout Cape May County, the Thomas and Claire Brodesser, Jr., Cancer Center, The Jane Osborne Center, Cape Regional Miracles Fitness and numerous freestanding outpatient facilities providing wound care, radiology, lab, endoscopy and physical therapy services.
Cape Regional Health System is a Penn Medicine Cancer Network member and a clinical affiliate of Penn Medicine for Cardiac Care, Orthopaedic Care and Vascular Care. Cape Regional Medical Center is accredited by and received the Gold Seal of approval from The Joint Commission.
About Penn Medicine
Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $8.6 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $494 million awarded in the 2019 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center—which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report—Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.
Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 43,900 people. The organization also has alliances with top community health systems across both Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients no matter where they live.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2019, Penn Medicine provided more than $583 million to benefit our community.
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