Grand View Health (Grand View) announced today that it has joined the Penn Cancer Network, part of Penn Medicine, to provide greater expertise and access to subspecialty care for patients in its region.
“This membership in the Penn Cancer Network will greatly expand our ability to bring the most advanced care to the region we serve. In addition, our physicians will have access to Penn’s extensive clinical research and professional education opportunities. Our patients and our community will benefit most from this affiliation with the renowned Penn Cancer Network whose clinical strengths will complement the excellent care our patients already receive locally at Grand View,” said Jean M. Keeler, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer, Grand View Health.
“No matter where patients with cancer live, we want to help them access the best possible treatment for their unique disease,” said Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, director of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. “The Penn Cancer Network enables our team in the Abramson Cancer Center to work closely with physicians at Grand View Health to help patients evaluate and access every option that might be right for them, including participation in clinical trials or undergoing advanced diagnostic testing, surgery, and radiation techniques.”
In addition to expanded provider access and a convenient patient referral program, Penn Cancer Network also offers Grand View enhanced patient and community education capabilities and assistance in planning for the community’s future needs for cancer services. The membership in Penn Cancer Network becomes effective March 1, 2018.
About Grand View Health
Grand View Health is a community health system that has served generations of Bucks and Montgomery County residents since 1913. Committed to leading the community to a healthier future, Grand View offers inpatient and outpatient services in the areas of cancer, cardiology, orthopedics, post-acute care, surgery, women’s and children’s health, and three Urgent Care Centers. For more information, visit gvh.org.
About Penn Medicine
Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $7.8 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $405 million awarded in the 2017 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center — which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report — Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital – the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, a leading provider of highly skilled and compassionate behavioral healthcare.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2017, Penn Medicine provided $500 million to benefit our community.