Community Hospital First in Pennsylvania to Offer Latest in Precision Radiation Treatment
Elekta’s Versa HD System Brings Cutting Edge Cancer Technology to Grand View Hospital
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Contact: Jamie Della Croce
SELLERSVILLE, Pa., June 19, 2014
– Grand View Hospital is the first cancer treatment center in Pennsylvania to offer Versa HD™, a revolutionary radiation treatment system designed to improve cancer patient care. Developed by Elekta, Versa HD provides the flexibility to treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body, while enabling treatment of highly complex cancers that require extreme targeting precision. Grand View invested in the sophisticated technology to further expand cancer treatment capabilities for patients in the area and will begin treating patients this week.
“Grand View Hospital has the first fully-digital high dose rate machine in our region,” says Martin Hightower, M.D., chairman of the department of radiation oncology
at Grand View. “The cutting edge technology of the Versa HD system allows us to treat patients with precision radiation in the form of stereotactic treatments.”
Versa HD leverages the latest advances in technology to enable sophisticated approaches to traditionally challenging cases. The system’s patented technology provides superior conformance to tumor size, shape and volume, allowing Grand View
clinicians to administer higher dose rates that can enhance treatment effectiveness while protecting critical structures such as the heart, spine, or bladder. The result is faster treatment times, minimizing the risk of movement by patients who are receiving treatment in the vicinity of critical structures.
Shortened treatment times can also improve patient comfort, particularly for older patients who may find it difficult to remain in one position over extended periods of time. Softer streamlined shapes and ergonomic features combine with low mechanical noise and ambient lighting effects to help create a confident and relaxed patient treatment environment. From enhanced patient safety features to greater environmental friendliness, Versa HD reflects carefully conceived design innovations while enabling expanded patient treatment capabilities.
With Versa HD, Grand View Hospital opens the door to today’s advanced cancer treatments for patients in upper Bucks and northeastern Montgomery counties.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer. The company develops sophisticated state of the art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. For more information about Elekta, please visit www.elekta.com
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care—particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women’s and children’s health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. For more information about services and programs, visit www.gvh.org