CTCA, Miller County Hospital to launch Cancer Care Alliance
New program to bring advanced oncology options to rural Georgia communities
From Special Reports
Recognizing an ongoing lack of specialized care in rural communities, particularly cancer care, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Atlanta, located here in Newnan, and Miller County Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility in Colquitt, are partnering to offer coordinated, advanced oncology care to residents of Southwest Georgia.
Through the cancer care alliance, the healthcare providers will collaborate to more effectively meet the needs of rural Georgia communities. Specifically, Miller County Hospital patients will gain access to CTCA® expert oncology care, including clinical telemedicine services that connect patients via real-time videoconferencing to CTCA providers for regular visits close to home.
“Our partnership with CTCA is about patients-first healthcare – serving the oncology needs of our community first,” said Robin Rau, Miller County Hospital CEO. “As our relationship evolves, we will look for opportunities to offer other services that make sense for the people of Colquitt and Southwest Georgia.”
“We know that patients in rural areas too often experience barriers in accessing comprehensive cancer care and treatment options,” said Dr. Eyal Meiri, chief of medical oncology at CTCA Atlanta. “Collaborating with Miller County Hospital will meaningfully extend our care to rural communities, with telemedicine enabling the patient-doctor relationship closer to home.”
For more information about this new coordinated care program, contact Miller County Hospital nurse navigator Angie Simmons at 229-758-3304, visit millercountyhospital.com. Visit cancercenter.com for more information on CTCA.