SPOKANE, WA – The Alliance for Cancer Care, comprising Cancer Care Northwest, Kootenai Health and Providence Health Care, formed a regional cancer alliance in 2015, and launched a comprehensive radiation oncology program aimed at integrating services across the entire Inland Northwest. As of July 30, 2020, The Alliance has successfully completed radiation oncology treatment devices and software upgrades across all clinics in Washington and Idaho, a predominant goal of this healthcare collaboration.
The Alliance partnered with Elekta, a world-renown provider of the most advanced radiation treatment systems, to upgrade its entire radiation treatment platform with new linear accelerators capable of delivering the most advanced radiation treatment options available in the region. The Alliance is the only provider in the region using the Elekta radiation treatment system—the same technology used by the country’s top cancer treatment centers.
“We now have matched technology at all sites which allows for seamless patient transfers site to site, and the ability to do the latest and most up-to-date treatments at all locations,” says Dr. Aaron Wagner, The Alliance for Cancer Care Medical Director.
The Alliance members partnered with Elekta to bring a set of treatment solutions that deliver the following benefits for patients:
“We understand that cancer isn’t one-dimensional,” says Dr. Aaron Wagner. “The Alliance offers a broad approach to treatment that includes the most complete set of treatment options in the region. All of this translates to a more comfortable and efficient treatment experience for our patients.”
For more information on The Alliance and available treatment options, visit allianceforcancercare.org.