Penn State Hershey and CRMC sign oncology affiliation agreement

March 06, 2012

Carlisle Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have signed an agreement that will expand the range, comprehensiveness and quality of oncology services to patients at CRMC through affiliation with Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.

Under the agreement, CRMC’s cancer patients will benefit from access to medical and surgical specialists and subspecialists of Penn State Hershey either at CRMC or in Hershey. Patients also will gain access to the academic medical center’s clinical research study programs. Penn State Hershey will provide training and oversight as CRMC assembles a team of research professionals to conduct clinical trials.

“The new partnership between Carlisle Regional Medical Center and Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute will further ensure our commitment to providing the best medical care for our patients," said John Kristel, chief executive officer, Carlisle Regional Medical Center. "This affiliation will provide patients with greater access to the latest medical advances in cancer prevention and treatment.”

“Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute is proud to partner with organizations like Carlisle Regional Medical Center to offer comprehensive cancer prevention and treatment services to people throughout Pennsylvania,” said Harold L. Paz, chief executive officer, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State’s senior vice president for health affairs, and dean, Penn State College of Medicine. “Because cancer doesn’t travel well, it is important to ensure people have access to multiple levels of care for all types of cancer close to home.”

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Last Updated March 07, 2012