WPH Announces Joint Venture With St. Vincent Healthcare in Radiation Oncology Services at the Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center

Cody, Wyo.(February 2, 2017)We are pleased to announce that West Park Hospital and St. Vincent Healthcare have entered into a joint venture agreement effective February 1, 2017.

St. Vincent Healthcare has provided Radiation Oncology Services to patients throughout the Big Horn Basin through a collaborative relationship with West Park Hospital since 1999. Our joint venture agreement with S.t Vincent Healthcare ensures that West Park Hospital and St. Vincent Healthcare remain committed to providing state of the art, high quality Radiation Oncology services to all the patients we serve at the Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center for the foreseeable future.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Radiation Oncology Services will become a department of West Park Hospital. The employees of the Radiation Oncology Services will remain employees of St. Vincent Healthcare employees, while patient billing and other day to day operations will be managed by West Park Hospital.

Jennifer Ball will serve as the Director over the Cancer Center. She will continue to oversee Medical Oncology and Infusion and will now oversee the Radiation and Oncology Service Line.

St. Vincent Healthcare has been and continues to remain committed to working with West Park Hospital to ensure the services provided at the Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center meets the healthcare needs of the patients served in Northern Wyoming. This joint venture with St. Vincent Healthcare meets our West Park Hospital mission by continuing to “provide extraordinary healthcare to those we serve by people who care”.

“West Park Hospital has achieved significant growth in services we provide to the residents of the Big Horn Basin and this collaborative partnership with St. Vincent Healthcare will allow us to work together to provide a higher level of care and services at the Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center,” says Doug McMillan, CEO of West Park Hospital. The Radiation Oncology Joint Venture assists us in achieving our vision which is “West Park Hospital will be the first choice for those who aspire to heal, be healed, and lead healthier lives.” This vision is also our goal for the Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center.”

“Our mission focuses on improving the health of the people and communities we serve,” says Steve Loveless, CEO of St. Vincent Healthcare. “Our agreement with West Park Hospital allows us to ensure those living in the Big Horn Basin to get the care they need as close to their homes as possible.”

For assistance with this story, please contact Ashley Trudo at West Park Hospital at atrudo@wphcody.org or (307) 578-2522.

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About the Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center:

The Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center caregivers provide advanced cancer treatments using the latest medical breakthroughs with a systematic approach to disease treatment. You'll find the services you need in a warm atmosphere of caring, compassion and hope. Our commitment is to the whole person—to treat the body, calm the mind and uplift the spirit. To learn more about the Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center, please visit westparkhospital.org.

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