SEATTLE (March 25, 2019) – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) announced today that it will open a new patient care center in Issaquah on April 1, just two months after opening its first patient care center on the Kitsap Peninsula in Poulsbo. Both sites reflect SCCA’s commitment to expanding access to a full suite of cancer treatment services in locations that are familiar, comforting and close to home for patients.
“A central part of our mission is to ensure people have access to the best cancer treatments as close to their community and loved ones as possible,” said Nancy Davidson, executive director and president of SCCA. “These clinics will provide patients across our region with the highest level of care and the most advanced treatments available.”
Over the past 15 years, SCCA has initiated partnerships with communities across Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii to deliver on this vision. Now, patients across the Puget Sound will have access to SCCA-quality care, including:
- A nationally recognized treatment program. SCCA has been ranked among the top 10 cancer centers in the United States for over 13 years, and #1 in Washington for over 10 years, through U.S. News and World Report hospital rankings.
- Washington’s only NCI-Designated cancer center. This coveted distinction is only awarded to hospitals with an established track record of excellence in advancing the treatment of cancer.
- A national leader in survival outcomes. According to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Survival Reports data, SCCA patients have higher five-year survival rates for almost every cancer type compared to patients treated at other medical centers.
- A pioneer in accelerating progress against cancer. SCCA affords patients access to over 500 clinical trials in process.
The SCCA Issaquah clinic was designed to deliver a unique and supportive care model where all services are brought to the patient, rather than having the patient move around to different services. This “universal room” concept combines a committed care team in a comfortable and private space with personalized, seamless, high-quality care to support healing.
“There is no question that offering cancer treatment in a local setting — where patients can be closer to home and the people and things they love — can contribute to their healing. We are proud to offer the communities of Issaquah and Poulsbo the same superior outcomes patients have come expect from our clinic in South Lake Union,” said Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, administrative and medical director, SCCA Community Sites and medical director, SCCA Affiliate Network. “We are humbled to be so warmly embraced by the great people of these communities.” To learn more, visit seattlecca.org.
About Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists from Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine — one extraordinary group whose sole purpose is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. Based in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, SCCA has eight clinical care sites, including a medical oncology clinic at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington; medical and radiation oncology clinics at UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, radiation oncology services at SCCA Peninsula and medical oncology services at SCCA Issaquah, as well as Network affiliations with hospitals in five states. For more information about SCCA, visit seattlecca.org.
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