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HealthCare Partners Nevada Acquires Nevada Cancer Centers
Published on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 (10:21 a.m.)LAS VEGAS (June 13, 2013) – HealthCare Partners Nevada, a leading physician-run network of primary, specialty and urgent care providers in Southern Nevada, announced today the company has acquired Nevada Cancer Centers, a well-established outpatient oncology and hematology practice with four locations in Southern Nevada.
As a result of this acquisition, the practice has become HealthCare Partners Medical Group Oncology/Hematology, a new division of HealthCare Partners offering a wide array of oncology and hematology services for patients across the Las Vegas Valley. Although the acquisition will result in a new name and brand, the practice’s 60 employees in Southern Nevada will continue to provide patients with advanced cancer treatments and a full range of screening techniques and tests. The new division will also offer full-service laboratories providing immediate results, in addition to state-of-the-art chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy services.
HealthCare Partners Medical Group Oncology/Hematology will continue to serve existing patients of the practice while providing HealthCare Partners’ patients with improved access to high-quality, coordinated oncology and hematology services. The division will accept referrals from providers throughout Southern Nevada, regardless of their affiliations with HealthCare Partners.
“The addition of oncology services will strengthen HealthCare Partners’ position as a leader in comprehensive, coordinated and patient-focused care,” said Sherif Abdou, M.D., president and CEO of HealthCare Partners Nevada. “HealthCare Partners now has the unique advantage of offering services for patients at virtually every level of the continuum of care.”
Since becoming Southern Nevada’s first outpatient hematology and oncology practice 39 years ago, Nevada Cancer Centers has grown to become one of the area’s largest and most recognizable cancer treatment facilities. M. Nafees Nagy, M.D., the founder of Nevada Cancer Centers, is retiring from the practice as HealthCare Partners establishes its new oncology and hematology division.
“Looking toward the future, we will continue to pursue strategic acquisitions that bring value to our patients in Southern Nevada,” Abdou said. “We believe it is our duty to provide community members with an outstanding health care system designed to meet their unique needs.”
About HealthCare Partners Nevada
HealthCare Partners Nevada is a network of approximately 290 primary care providers and more than 1,700 specialists. With approximately 100 primary care locations throughout Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Boulder City and Mesquite, HealthCare Partners Nevada is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to all of its patients. Through its Total Care Model, HealthCare Partners provides patient-centered, comprehensive primary, specialty, urgent care and hospice care services. Founded in 1996, HealthCare Partners Nevada is an affiliate of HealthCare Partners LLC, a wholly owned and independently operating subsidiary of DaVita HealthCare Partners.
For more information about HealthCare Partners Nevada, please visit www.hcpnv.com.