For years, cancer patients from Georgia and the Southeast have traveled great distances to receive the best treatment available for complex and late-stage cancer. Now, they will not have to travel#so#far.
In August, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), which specializes in treating complex and advanced stage cancer, will open a 212,000 square-foot fully digital hospital in Newnan, Georgia. This will be the fifth CTCA hospital, offering patients and their families a unique Patient Empowered Care# model.
The fully integrated, individualized model places patients at the center of their care, and encourages and enables patients and families to take an active role in treatment decision making. CTCA is committed to serving the needs of cancer patients by focusing on quality of care, efficiency and absolute service excellence.
The new CTCA hospital is expected to generate 500 new jobs and $500 million in economic activity over the first five years of operation. Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue recognized the CTCA project as one of the “State of Georgia”s Top 10 Economic Development Projects.”#
Building on nearly a decade of work at CTCA, Kane Dawson serves as president and CEO of CTCA of the Southeast. He previously served as chief operating officer for CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he helped open the facility in 2005. Since its opening, CTCA in Philadelphia has served more than 4,500 cancer patients and created more than 700 jobs.