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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Names CEO to Lead New Georgia Hospital

Kane Dawson

CHICAGO, July 1, 2011 – Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has named Kane Dawson as president and CEO of its new southeast regional cancer hospital in Newnan, Ga. The Schaumburg, Ill.-based CTCA said its suburban Atlanta facility is set to open in September 2012. It will be their fifth regional destination hospital, and will serve cancer patients and their families from across the Southeast.

CTCA specializes in complex and advance-stage adult cancer care and provides a comprehensive, fully integrated and personalized treatment experience at hospitals in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, suburban Phoenix and Tulsa.

A groundbreaking event welcoming CTCA to the Southeast is slated for Aug. 3 at the project site in Newnan, Ga.

Dawson, 39, is formerly the chief operating officer for CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he helped open the facility in 2005. Since it’s opening, CTCA in Philadelphia has served more than 4,500 cancer patients and created more than 700 jobs. Earlier this year, Dawson was recognized as one of Philadelphia’s “Top 40 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The Newnan hospital - recognized as one of the “State of Georgia’s Top 10 Economic Development Projects” by former Governor Perdue – is expected to generate 500 new jobs and $500 million in economic activity over the first five years of operation. It will be a destination hospital, with more than two-thirds of its cancer patients expected to arrive for treatment from outside of Georgia.

Cancer patients and their families travel hundreds of miles one way to receive the unique CTCA treatment model known as Patient Empowered Care®. The model combines state-of- the- art clinical treatments and technology with an array of complementary therapies – such as nutrition therapy, naturopathic medicine, pain management, oncology rehabilitation, mind- medicine and spiritual support - that help manage side effects and improve quality of life. CTCA also encourages and empowers patients to take an active role in treatment decision- making.

“We are building this hospital to be closer to the patients we serve in the Southeast,” Dawson said. “To succeed, we need to be good community partners in Newnan, Coweta County and throughout Georgia. We are honored to be welcomed into the state and look forward to being a valued member of the community. We plan to bring 50 new residents to Newnan from other CTCA facilities, and to hire another 100 Atlanta-area residents as we prepare to open the new hospital.”

Dawson, an Indiana native, has been with CTCA for almost a decade. He started as vice president of oncology and patient services at the organization’s Chicago-area hospital in Zion, Ill. before becoming COO of its Philadelphia hospital.

Prior to joining CTCA, Dawson served as vice president of business development for Piedmont Healthcare System in Rock Hill, S.C. He has worked with Tenet Healthcare Corp as well as Trimeridian, Inc. and Charter Behavioral Health Systems.

“Kane and our growing southeastern team symbolize our commitment to serve the needs of cancer patients with world-class talent, focused on quality care, efficiency and service excellence,” said Steve Bonner, president and CEO of CTCA. “We look forward to opening our doors to patients and families in the region and providing care based on their individual needs and goals.”

For more information about Cancer Treatment Centers of America Georgia facility, go to www.cancercenter.com/southeast.

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.

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