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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Atlanta and Miller County Hospital to Launch Cancer Care Alliance

November 02, 2020

New program to bring advanced oncology options to rural Georgia communities

Colquitt, Ga., Oct. 28, 2020—Recognizing an ongoing lack of specialized care in rural communities, particularly cancer care, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Atlanta and Miller County Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility in Colquitt, are partnering to offer coordinated, advanced oncology care to residents of Southwest Georgia. 

Through the cancer care alliance, the healthcare providers will collaborate to more effectively meet the needs of rural Georgia communities. Specifically, Miller County Hospital patients will gain access to CTCA® expert oncology care, including clinical telemedicine services that connect patients via real-time videoconferencing to CTCA providers for regular visits close to home.

“Our partnership with CTCA is about patients-first healthcare – serving the oncology needs of our community first,” said Robin Rau, Miller County Hospital CEO. “As our relationship evolves, we will look for opportunities to offer other services that make sense for the people of Colquitt and Southwest Georgia.”

“We know that patients in rural areas too often experience barriers in accessing comprehensive cancer care and treatment options,” said Dr. Eyal Meiri, interim chief of medical oncology at CTCA Atlanta. “Collaborating with Miller County Hospital will meaningfully extend our care to rural communities, with telemedicine enabling the patient-doctor relationship closer to home.”

For more information about this new coordinated care program, contact Miller County Hospital nurse navigator Angie Simmons at 229-758-3304, or visit millercountyhospital.com.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national oncology network of hospitals and outpatient care centers offering an integrated approach that combines surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and advancements in precision medicine with supportive therapies to manage side effects and enhance quality of life during treatment and into survivorship. CTCA® publishes treatment results annually including patient experience, length of life, quality of life, patient safety and quality of care. CTCA also offers qualified patients a range of clinical trials that may reveal new treatment options supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country. Visit cancercenter.com for more information.

About Miller County Hospital

Located in Colquitt, Miller County Hospital is dedicated to delivering quality, safe, cost-effective healthcare to Southwest Georgia residents through the provisions of education, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Named "Hospital of the Year" in 2000 and 2015 by HomeTown Health, the 25-bed, critical access facility offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services to the residents of Colquitt and surrounding areas and accepts Medicare, Medicaid and all commercial insurances. Visit millercountyhospital.com for more information.