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Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City restructures cancer care services

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City restructures cancer care services

Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 9:19 pm

 

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City has joined with Radiation Oncology Associates, headquartered in Jackson to create the Cancer Care Center of Union City. “This allows us to build on our strong foundation of delivering high-quality, compassionate care close to home,” said Derick Ziegler, administrator and CEO for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. “Entering into this agreement will expand the availability and accessibility of critical, advanced diagnostic imaging services in Obion County and the surrounding area.” Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City has offered cancer services since 1989. Located inside the Baptist Medical Arts Center, the facility has a linear accelerator, board certified radiation oncologists, radiation therapy technicians, a dosimetrist, a physicist, a nurse and a receptionist. The facility also features visual therapy designed to lift patients’ spirits while they undergo treatment. “Radiation Oncology Associates is pleased to work with Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, an organization recognized for outstanding quality,” said Dr. William D. Permenter Jr., founder and medical director of Radiation Oncology Associates. “This relationship will enable the center to continue to provide advanced services, including intensity modulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy to our community.” Permenter has been providing radiation oncology services in Union City for almost 20 years. Radiation Oncology Associates has offices in Jackson, Dyersburg and Paris. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, formerly Obion County General Hospital, affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1982. In 1995, construction was completed on a new, three-story, 85,000-square-foot patient tower. This construction added patient rooms and tripled the size of the emergency room. The 173-bed facility is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, just south of the Kentucky border. Services include behavioral health, hospice, physical therapy, cancer treatment and a 24-hour emergency room. For more information about Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, visit unioncity.baptistonline.org. For more information about Radiation Oncology Associates, visit www.cancercarecenter.org. Published in The Messenger 12.3.08

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