OHSU

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Hematology Oncology Opens Clinic at Adventist Medical Center

10/21/10  Portland, Ore.

East Portland Location Is OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Fifth Community Clinic

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute this week opened a Community Hematology Oncology clinic at Adventist Medical Center to give patients with cancer and blood diseases the option to be treated in their community.

With the opening of the East Portland clinic, patients will have access to all of the cancer care options offered at Adventist, as well as the specialized treatments and services provided by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Hematology Oncology including access to cutting-edge clinical trials. The practice, which will be led by Mark Seligman, M.D., and Drew Chen, D.O., also includes a dedicated area for chemotherapy infusions.

“The addition of the clinic at Adventist Medical Center furthers the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s goal of reaching out to patients where they live,” said Pat Cosgrove, director of OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Hematology Oncology. “It gives patients residing in Clackamas, Clark and East Multnomah counties the option to access the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s expertise in personalized cancer treatments at a hospital that is close to their home and in collaboration with their other doctors.”

With the opening at Adventist in East Portland, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Community Hematology Oncology will operate in five locations. The Adventist office is on the third floor of the Adventist Medical Center’s new pavilion on Southeast Main Street.

“Adventist Medical Center is pleased to welcome the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Hematology Oncology team to our campus,” said Pam Heiser, vice president of Adventist Medical Center. “Our community will now have access to a wide array of cancer-care options without having to travel to the other side of town.

“Additionally, patients coming to the new clinic will have access to clinical trials that are only offered through the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute,” Heiser continued. “Patients and their families will be pleased to have access to the expansion of cancer services now available at Adventist Medical Center.”  

The other OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Hematology Oncology offices are in Northwest Portland, Tualatin, Beaverton and Gresham.

# # #

About the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
With the latest treatments, technologies, hundreds of research studies and approximately 400 clinical trials, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle— an honor earned only by the nation's top cancer centers. The honor is shared among the more than 650 doctors, nurses, scientists and staff who work together at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to reduce the impact of cancer.  Find the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute on Facebook

About OHSU
The Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only health and research university, and Oregon's only academic health center. OHSU is Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government). OHSU’s size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of the state, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.

About Adventist Medical Center (AMC)
Adventist Medical Center (AMC), located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.  AMC is a member of Adventist Health, headquartered in Roseville, Calif. The organization represents regional delivery networks spanning California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.
Adventist Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a not-for-profit, faith-based health care system operating in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on the Seventh-day Adventist heritage of Christian health care, Adventist Health is comprised of 17 hospitals with more than 2,600 beds, approximately 18,600 employees, numerous clinics and outpatient facilities, the largest system of rural health clinics in California with additional sites in Oregon and Washington, 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. For more information, visit www.adventisthealthnw.com or www.adventisthealth.org.

Media Contact

Elisa Williams
503 494-8231
  Email Elisa