Commonwealth Health CyberKnife® unveils advanced cancer treatment technology to community
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., February 10, 2016, 2015—Commonwealth Health CyberKnife recently had an open house to welcome physicians, hospital executives, and community members to the newly opened center. The event was a success and over 80 people were in attendance to help celebrate.
Commonwealth Health CyberKnife, a Department of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, is a joint venture between Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance Healthcare Services, and Community Health Systems.
The physician team and staff from Commonwealth Health CyberKnife and Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, and members of Alliance Oncology and Community Health Systems leadership teams, were on hand to help commemorate the opening.
After welcoming remarks from Rich Newell, Chief Executive Officer for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, guests were taken on small group tours of the center to see the state-of-the-art CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, exam rooms, consultation and treatment planning areas, and more. Commonwealth Health CyberKnife radiation oncologists Michael Lambo M.D., FACRO, John Lamond M.D., and Suman Tawari, M.D. were on hand to answer questions and meet with guests.
“The physician team at Commonwealth Health CyberKnife is very excited to offer CyberKnife technology to the patients of this region,” said Dr. John Lamond, Medical Director at Commonwealth Health CyberKnife. “Cyberknife is clinically proven to be an effective cancer treatment option for patients who have inoperable tumors and can reduce treatment risks for those with surgically complex tumors. It gives new options for those who wish to avoid the challenges of surgery.”
Commonwealth Health CyberKnife treats early-stage, recurring, and advanced cancer using the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, one of the most advanced cancer treatment options available. CyberKnife is a noninvasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. The treatment delivers beams of high dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy in five or fewer outpatient procedures. Other CyberKnife patient benefits include no anesthesia or hospitalization, minimal radiation exposure to healthy tissue, little to no recovery time, and immediate return to daily activities.
Conveniently located two minutes from the Armand Hammer Boulevard exit of Route 422, Commonwealth Health CyberKnife offers innovative technology in a community hospital setting and serves patients locally and throughout the greater Southeast Pennsylvania region, including Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital, Brandywine Hospital, and Jennersville Regional Hospital.
Commonwealth Health CyberKnife is located at 1611 Medical Drive, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (610) 910-9992 or visit www.CommonwealthHealthCK.comAbout Imaging Center of Smyrna
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, a 232-bed, acute care hospital, is accredited by The Joint Commission. The medical staff includes 260 physicians representing 40 medical specialties and is committed to serving the healthcare needs of residents in Pottstown and the surrounding areas. The hospital offers an extensive range of services including inpatient and outpatient, medical, surgical,obstetric, pediatric, diagnostic and emergency care as well as primary care, family practice and pediatric offices throughout the area. A full continuum of care is provided to patients through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Pottstown Memorial Medical Center strives to exceed patient expectations, while delivering compassionate, safe, quality care. For more information and a complete listing of services, please visit PottstownMemorial.com.About Alliance HealthCare Services
Alliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ: AIQ) is a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services with a 30+ year track record of award-winning patient care/satisfaction and service line expertise. Providing diagnostic radiology services through its Radiology Division (Alliance HealthCare Radiology), interventional and pain management services through its Interventional Services Division (Alliance HealthCare Interventional Partners) and radiation oncology services through its Oncology Division (Alliance HealthCare Oncology). Alliance is the nation’s largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services, an industry-leading operator of fixed-site imaging centers, and a leading provider of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide. As of September 30, 2015, Alliance operated 532 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems, including 116 fixed-site imaging centers across the country; and 30 radiation therapy centers and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) facilities. With a strategy of partnering with hospitals, health systems and physician practices, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 44 states where approximately 2,050 Alliance Team Members are committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit https://www.alliancehealthcareservices-us.com.
Photo: Commonwealth Health CyberKnife radiation oncologists John Lamond M.D., Suman Tawari M.D.,
and Michael Lambo M.D., with the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System.