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ProHealth Care Cancer Center will transform the patient experience

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ProHealth Care announced their plans to build a 21st century cancer center designed to transform the patient experience and meet the needs of the community long into the future.

"Modern medicine is making great strides in cancer care, but cancer remains a difficult diagnosis, and our patients deserve the very best we can offer," said Susan Edwards, ProHealth Care’s chief executive officer. "With this project, we will be able to provide convenient, accessible, state-of-the-art care delivered in a way that exceeds expectations."

The cancer center will be built on a 14-acre site in Pewaukee along Pewaukee Road, just north of the I-94 interchange. It will provide easy access to care for patients throughout ProHealth Care’s service area.

"We will be moving a first-class cancer program into a first-class facility, and we could not be more excited about what this will mean for our patients and our community," said Peter Johnson, MD, a medical oncologist and medical director of the ProHealth Care cancer program.

"At ProHealth, we offer the latest treatment options for adults with cancer, plus access to leading clinical trials, and our patients’ five-year survival rates regularly exceed national averages," Dr. Johnson said. "We are proud to be able to bring the highest level of care to our patients."

This month, ProHealth’s outpatient cancer services received special recognition from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. The organization certified ProHealth’s oncology program under its Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, making ProHealth the first health care system in southeastern Wisconsin to attain this distinction.

ProHealth Care has long been the leading provider of cancer care in Waukesha County and surrounding communities. The majority of newly diagnosed cancer patients in Waukesha County entrust their care to ProHealth Care.

The new cancer center will pull together, at one convenient location, all of the services patients need, from diagnosis and treatment to support and survivorship services.

While the new cancer center will be the hub of ProHealth’s cancer program, the organization will continue to operate cancer centers at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and the D. N. Greenwald Center in Mukwonago, offering care close to home for patients in those areas. The outpatient cancer services now on the Waukesha Memorial Hospital campus will relocate to the new cancer center in Pewaukee.

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