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Community Howard Regional Health now affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network®

For release on September 29, 2014

Affiliation with the cancer network and certified Anderson oncologists brings higher quality cancer care to local Kokomo community

Kokomo, IN---Community Howard Regional Health announced today that its main hospital facility and oncologists are now affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The affiliation means the certified physicians have access to evidence-based guidelines, treatment plans and concordance studies provided by MD Anderson experts. Since U.S. News & World Report began its annual Best Hospitals survey in 1990, MD Anderson Cancer Center has been named among the top two in cancer care—and No. 1 for 10 of the past 13 years.

We are very proud to bring nationally-proven cancer guidelines and treatments to our local Kokomo community, said Ron Lewis, interim president of Community Howard Regional Health. This affiliation should give cancer patients the peace of mind of knowing they are getting exceptional care, with MD Anderson expertise right here at home.

Community Howard has always provided exceptional cancer care to our patients care and our local cancer patients will have the best available care here in Kokomo, said John Salter, M.D., medical oncologist and hematologist at Community Howard Regional Health. Our certified physicians will now have access to the top cancer doctors some of the highest-regarded physicians in the country for consultations on cancer cases. They will also use the same high standards of treatment. In addition, Community Howard, its cancer program and certified physicians had to meet strict certification criteria in order to be affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network.

About Community Howard Regional Health
Community Howard Regional Health, part of Community Health Network, offers high-quality, patient-centered services close to home. A compassionate and comfortable environment of care is provided at two hospital campuses—a full-service hospital (main campus) and rehabilitation hospital—in addition to primary and specialty care physician practices. The main campus offers primary and specialty inpatient and outpatient services, which include behavioral health, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, emergency, cardiovascular, sleep disorders, surgery, wound care, obstetrics and gynecology. Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered at Community Howard Specialty Hospital, located 15 minutes from the main campus. To learn more about Community Howard Regional Health, visit communityhoward.org.

About MD Anderson Cancer Network
MD Anderson Cancer Network is a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Its designed to advance the institutions mission of eliminating cancer by delivering MD Anderson expertise to community health providers. The network includes mission-aligned hospitals and health care systems across the United States committed to elevating the quality of care in their communities. Hospitals have direct access to MD Anderson clinical guidelines and best practices through membership in MD Anderson Cancer Network.


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