Physicians from area cancer clinics join Baptist Cancer Center
MEMPHIS, Tenn., – Baptist announced today that select physicians from Boston Baskin Cancer Foundation, The Jones Clinic, Family Cancer Center and Integrity Oncology, have joined together as part of Baptist Cancer Center.
According to Baptist leadership, adding these physicians from some of the most trusted names in cancer care augments Baptist Cancer Center’s mission of providing exceptional cancer care in the Mid-South area.
“With transformative initiatives focusing on new cancer care models, life-saving clinical trials, research grants and specialized services like haplo-identical transplants, the Baptist Cancer Center and its physicians are changing the delivery of cancer care in the Mid-South to offer patients access to more treatment options,” said Dr. Mark Swanson, vice president and chief medical officer for Baptist, and CEO of Baptist Medical Group.
An anchor and pioneer in the Memphis health care market since 1912, Baptist has 17 hospitals in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, according to hospital leadership, and offers cancer services at many of those facilities.
“Through the Baptist Cancer Center network of physicians and advanced services, patients in the areas Baptist serves will have access to world-class cancer treatment close to home,” said Swanson.
To find out more about Baptist’s cancer services and physicians, please visit baptistcancercenter.com.
One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. In 2012, Baptist was ranked No. 2 among large employers and No. 23 overall nationally in Modern Healthcare magazine’s top 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 14 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 500 providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. The Baptist system employs 15,000 people, and in fiscal year 2013, contributed $239 million in community benefit to the areas it serves. According to the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, Baptist Memorial Health Care’s annual economic impact is estimated at more than $2.6 billion.