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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Receives Georgia Certificate of Need for Hospital Serving Patients in Southeast

Posted Dec 19 2009 12:00am

All-digital Georgia facility to offer new choice in cancer treatment, boost local economy

Cancer patients throughout the Southeast will have another choice for treatment now that the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) approved the Certificate of Need (CON) for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) to build and operate its fifth regional treatment center in Newnan, Ga. CTCA announced its plans for the Coweta County site in June.

“I am so excited to welcome CTCA to our local community,” said Ginny Walley, a Senoia, Ga., resident and cancer patient who received treatment at CTCA in suburban Chicago. “The new hospital in Newnan will provide easier access to this unique, patient-centered model of care for patients across the Southeast battling this disease.”

CTCA, a national network of destination cancer hospitals, offers cancer patients a fully integrated care model combining the best traditional medical care to treat the cancer with scientifically supported complementary therapies to help manage side effects, strengthen the immune system and improve each patient’s quality of life.

“On behalf of the entire CTCA family, I would like to thank the many members of the State and local community who have supported our entry into this area and recognized the value of a CTCA location in Georgia for cancer patients and their families,” said Bob Mayo, CTCA vice chairman. “Cancer patients throughout the Southeast asked us to build a facility closer to them and with the support of the Georgia General Assembly, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Coweta County Development Authority and Board of Commissions, and the City of Newnan, we’re one step closer to making that a reality. Ultimately, we have even found new friends in the Georgia hospital community and we are excited to partner with them to enhance patient care and the business of health. We look forward to becoming a valued member of the community.”

Over the next several months, CTCA will complete building drawings, secure necessary building permits and commence construction activity. Upon completion, the fully digital hospital will have more than 200,000 square feet and 50 inpatient beds. With more than two-thirds of its patients expected to come from outside the state of Georgia, patients and their families will contribute to the growth and vitality of the local economy. CTCA expects the new facility to generate 500 news jobs and $500 million in economic activity over the first five years of operation.

“We are very pleased to welcome CTCA to the community,” said David Brown, chairman of the Coweta County Development Authority. “They’ll provide access to high-quality cancer care for patients close to home and across the Southeast, significantly fuel our economy and bring much-needed new jobs to the area.”

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals providing a comprehensive, fully integrative approach to cancer treatment. CTCA serves patients with advanced cancer from all 50 states at facilities located in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix. For more information about Cancer Treatment Centers of America, go to cancercenter.com, or visit http://www.cancercenter.com/cancer-center-news/southeastern-project.cfm for information and developments regarding the new hospital serving patients in the Southeast.

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