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VICC debuts outpatient cancer clinic in Springfield

Aug. 16, 2012, 10:17 AM

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has opened a new outpatient cancer clinic on the NorthCrest Medical Center campus in Springfield, Tenn., to bring high quality care to patients in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

Vanderbilt physicians, who are specialists in Medical Oncology and Hematology, will see patients in the new facility. The board-certified cancer specialists, led by Michael Neuss, M.D., chief medical officer at VICC, will provide diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as blood disorders.

The new outpatient facility, which is located on the second floor of the NorthCrest medical office facility at 500 NorthCrest Drive, Suite 521, is designed to treat adult patients.

The new facility will allow patients to come to one office to receive medical care, including physician and nursing visits, laboratory testing and chemotherapy treatments. Radiology imaging and other services will continue to be provided on NorthCrest Medical Center’s main campus.

NorthCrest Medical Center is a not-for-profit community hospital that has been providing quality health care since 1956. The hospital offers inpatient, outpatient and emergency medical services to patients in northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

“NorthCrest is excited about the new clinic and what it brings to our patients and community,” said Scott Raynes, president and CEO of NorthCrest Medical Center. “Having Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center here in partnership with NorthCrest adds an entirely new level of care for the community we serve.”

The new cancer clinic will make it more convenient for patients to receive comprehensive cancer care close to home, including the opportunity to enroll in the latest clinical research trials under way at Vanderbilt.

“With the opening of this new clinic, most patients can receive the majority of their cancer care here at NorthCrest,” said Neuss. “This will eliminate travel time to the main Vanderbilt campus in Nashville while giving patients access to the expertise of a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in Springfield.”

A recent affiliation agreement between NorthCrest Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center affirms the common goal shared by the organizations for a more cost-effective regional health care delivery system, and a commitment to approach this goal collaboratively.

For more information about the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at NorthCrest Medical Center or to schedule an appointment, call 382-6099.

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