Galesburg,
10
August
2022
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15:01 PM
America/Chicago

OSF HealthCare Integrating with Western Illinois Cancer Treatment Center

Western Illinois Cancer Treatment Center (WICTC)

OSF HealthCare and Western Illinois Cancer Treatment Center (WICTC) have signed a letter of intent to integrate WICTC into OSF HealthCare, allowing for an expansion of oncology services in the Western Region. This freestanding radiation treatment center, located in Galesburg, Illinois, has been serving west-central Illinois and eastern Iowa for 35 years.

The investment in and partnership with the experienced WICTC physicians and staff is a critical step in building for the future and creating a regional cancer hub to serve the needs of this community and beyond. The goal of the integration of WICTC into OSF HealthCare is to keep patient care local while enhancing the level of cancer care in the Western Region. One goal of this new partnership is to build a strong radiation therapy program that ties seamlessly to the OSF Cancer Institute in Peoria.

“As a system, OSF HealthCare, believes it is imperative that we have a clinically sound network of hospitals and cancer centers. Currently, we provide care to several hundred patients with cancer in the upper Western Region. We believe this integration will drive excellence in patient care and experience in oncology for this region,” said Roxanna Crosser, Chief Executive Officer, OSF HealthCare Western Region.

Agreements are slated to be finalized by the end of 2022, with the goal of WICTC to be operating under the OSF HealthCare brand in early 2023, pending integration activities. Additional information will be provided as appropriate.

Boilerplate

OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 24,000 Mission Partners in 150 locations, including 15 hospitals – ten acute care, five critical access – with 2,089 licensed beds, and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. The OSF HealthCare physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare, through OSF Home Care Services, operates an extensive network of home health and hospice services. It also owns Pointcore, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. More at https://www.osfhealthcare.org

The Western Illinois Cancer Treatment Center (WICTC) is a radiation treatment center that has served west-central Illinois and eastern Iowa with the latest treatment technology and state-of-the-art equipment since 1987. Clinical experts at WICTC include board-certified radiation oncologists, medical physicists, registered nurses, a medical dosimetrist, and radiation therapists.