HealthLeaders Media Announces a Half-day Seminar, Cancer Service Line Success: Better Coordination, Better Outcomes

Press Releases, February 24, 2010

HealthLeaders Media, the premier producer of information resources for senior healthcare executives, announces a half-day seminar, Cancer Service Line Success: Better Coordination, Better Outcomes, hosted at Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ on March 30, 2010.

This limited-seating event is the second in the HealthLeaders Media Rounds series held at leading hospitals across the country and available to attend onsite or remotely via Webcast. Go to http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/rounds/ for more information.

With the number of cancer survivors anticipated to double in the next ten years, HealthLeaders Media asks if healthcare organizations are positioned to meet the demand. Cancer Service Line Success: Better Coordination, Better Outcomes features top executives from Banner Health, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Decatur Memorial Hospital, and University North Carolina Health Care System—all with progressive cancer programs that are ready to meet evolving physician and patient demands. Including an introduction by the host facility, a roundtable discussion, and an open Q&A session, participants will get strategies to: 

  • Create paths for better cancer care coordination
  • Grow outpatient services and survivor care
  • Assess the value of strategic partnerships to grow cancer service lines
  • Manage physician alignment and specialty overlap issues

"Cancer care has made tremendous strides in treating the disease, but providers still recognize the industry has a way to go in improving the coordination of care," says Jim Molpus, strategic relationships director for HealthLeaders Media.

Speakers at the half-day seminar include leaders from three top organizations: Margaret Row, MD, MBA, Associate Vice President, Global Clinical Programs and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX ; Peter S. Fine, President & CEO, Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ; Ian B. Buchanan, MD, MPH, Associate Vice President, Oncology Service Line, University North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel Hill, NC; John W. Ridley, Executive Director, Oncology Services, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

"We are pleased to be bringing a series of thought leadership events into hospitals, where the real work of healthcare happens," says HealthLeaders Media Publisher Matthew Cann. "We're not just meeting with executives. We're on campus with physicians, nurses and the other care team members nearby. That gives our unique events a new level of authenticity." 

About Banner Health | M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention and is one of only 40 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. In 2009 Banner Health, one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country, and M. D. Anderson broke ground on the M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center on the Banner Gateway campus in Gilbert, AZ, targeted to open in the Fall of 2011.