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MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Holy Redeemer Announce Plans to Expand Advanced Cancer Care to Residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania

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MEADOWBROOK, PA. – MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Holy Redeemer Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to develop a joint cancer program at Holy Redeemer Hospital. The agreement will expand the reach of Cooper University Health Care’s partnership with one of the leading cancer centers in the nation, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

The physicians at MD Anderson at Cooper will provide clinical oversight of the cancer program at the Holy Redeemer campus and beyond. Patients at the Holy Redeemer Hospital facility will have access to the integrated, multidisciplinary approach to cancer care available at MD Anderson at Cooper, including radiation oncology, medical and surgical oncology, infusion, and diagnostic imaging.

“MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has transformed cancer care in the region, and we are the top choice for cancer care among South Jersey residents,” said George E. Norcross, III, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cooper. “Our agreement with Holy Redeemer expands our partnership with one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, MD Anderson, so that more patients in the region will have access to a higher level of cancer care.”

As part of the Letter of Intent, MD Anderson at Cooper’s clinical experts will be based at Holy Redeemer and provide a wide range of cancer services using the same MD Anderson treatment protocols.

“This partnership provides our integrated cancer care team with the opportunity to bring a higher level of cancer care to the communities we serve today and in the future at Holy Redeemer,” said Michael Laign, President and CEO of Holy Redeemer Health System. “We are proud to join with MD Anderson at Cooper to achieve our collective goals for cancer care in the region combined with the personal touch for which Holy Redeemer is known.”

About MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, partnered to create MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in 2013. MD Anderson at Cooper physicians adhere to the same philosophy, processes, and treatment protocols set by MD Anderson. MD Anderson at Cooper is the leading cancer center in South Jersey with locations in Camden, Voorhees, Willingboro, and Egg Harbor Township.

About Holy Redeemer
With an emphasis on providing a continuum of care, Holy Redeemer Health System remains true to the mission to care, comfort and heal that its sponsors, the Sisters of the Redeemer, began in our region in 1924 – to provide high quality, compassionate care. Today, Holy Redeemer offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, three skilled nursing facilities, personal care, a retirement community, low-income housing, an active living community, a transitional housing program for homeless women and children and a home for intellectually disabled adults. With corporate offices in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Holy Redeemer Health System is a Catholic healthcare provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania and 12 counties in New Jersey, from Union County south to Cape May County.