PHILADELPHIA (May 25, 2011)–- Kane Dawson, Chief Operating Officer for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Philadelphia has been named one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.” The “40 Under 40” award, bestowed in the Greater Philadelphia business community for more than two decades, honors 40 individuals under the age of 40 for their professional accomplishments and community involvement.
Dawson began his career in 2002 at CTCA as Vice President of Oncology Patient Services at CTCA’s hospital in Zion, Illinois. Dawson arrived in Philadelphia in 2005 as part of the executive team charged with opening CTCA’s new hospital in Philadelphia. Under Dawson’s operational expertise and leadership, CTCA’s Philadelphia location has doubled the size of its physical space and increased inpatient beds from 22 to 58. Dawson also played a key role in implementing cancer-fighting technologies unavailable elsewhere in the region, such as deep tissue hyperthermia and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) on the Novac7. Dawson was recently promoted to President and CEO of CTCA’s newest hospital in Newnan, Georgia, slated to open in September 2012.
“I am truly honored and deeply humbled to receive this recognition from the Philadelphia Business Journal,” said Dawson. “CTCA in Philadelphia has flourished over the past five years into a world-renowned facility that is on the cutting edge of the best cancer treatments, and I have been privileged to watch the hospital’s transformation and growth. I consider myself lucky to work among a team of intelligent, hardworking and dedicated physicians and staff, and I accept this award on behalf of them as we continue to advance the patient-focused mission of CTCA and help those who seek care at our hospital for many years to come.”
Dawson was featured in the May 13 edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal and was honored at an awards dinner on May 24.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals focusing on complex and advanced stage cancer. CTCA offers a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment and serves patients from all 50 states at facilities located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.