Newswise —

April 12, 2016

The University of Chicago Medicine will bring its cancer care, academic specialists and array of clinical trials to the Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) in Evergreen Park under a new affiliation agreement.

The two hospitals jointly announced the formation of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital on Tuesday, April 12.

“We are proud to partner with the University of Chicago Medicine,” said Dennis Reilly, President and CEO of LCMH. “This partnership enhances our oncology services so that we may be an even greater resource for our community. By bringing together our primary and secondary expertise and UChicago Medicine’s advanced subspecialty care, our community won’t have to travel as far to receive specialized cancer care or participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials.”

UChicago Medicine’s Comprehensive Cancer Center at LCMH will offer inpatient and outpatient services, including an infusion center, radiation therapy, specialty clinic services and clinical trials.

LCMH and UChicago Medicine already have a track record of collaboration. In July 2015, the two announced an expanded pediatric partnership. Under that arrangement, UChicago Medicine's nationally recognized pediatric subspecialists began working with LCMH physicians and nurses to provide the most advanced, comprehensive care for newborns and children in the broader South and Southwest communities.

“Creating another location for the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center gives us an opportunity to bring our life-changing therapies closer to the patients we serve every day,” said Mitchell Posner, MD, physician-in-chief of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center and medical director of the medical center’s clinical cancer programs. “A cancer diagnosis is upsetting for anyone, but we’re gratified to be able to diagnose and treat patients closer to their homes. This will ensure our patients have more time to spend with their families while focusing on their recovery.”