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History

mary brown stephensonCancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) was founded in 1988 by Richard J Stephenson, in honor of his mother who lost her battle with cancer in 1982. Stephenson embarked on a mission to change the face of cancer care.

Stephenson was challenged to create a better experience for cancer patients, one which empowers them with options and hope. His commitment to the Mother Standard® of care became the organization's guiding principle.

By implementing the Mother Standard® of care, CTCA cancer doctors care for patients like family. In doing so, our clinicians take a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to cancer treatment.

CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) became the third cancer hospital to implement this unique model of care. The 200,025-square-foot facility formally opened its doors on December 19, 2005.

Since opening, Eastern has attracted patients from hundreds of miles away. Today, the Philadelphia facility has established CTCA as a premier center of hope and healing in the Northeast.

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