The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, has agreed to combine its cancer center with Kansas City Cancer Center, Overland Park, Kan., according to a joint news release. Neither the terms of the agreement nor a timetable for completing the transaction were disclosed.
Kan. hospital acquiring cancer center
Under the agreement, KU Hospital would acquire KCCC's 10 facilities and the nonphysician employees of KCCC would become part of KU Hospital. KCCC's 33 physicians would join the University of Kansas Physicians group and become faculty of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
KCCC's affiliation with U.S. Oncology, a practice-management company, would continue in part. U.S. Oncology, which was acquired last year by McKesson Corp. in a deal worth $2.2 billion, will provide some proprietary products and collaborate with the combined cancer center on research, which will expand access to research projects to patients at the KU Cancer Center, according to the release.
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