After acquiring Cancer Treatment Centers last year, the facilities will now all be under the City of Hope umbrella. CEO Robert Stone says the system is looking to serve patients nationwide as 'one City of Hope.'
A year after City of Hope acquired the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the organizations are going to share the same name.
The Cancer Treatment Centers facilities are going to be renamed with the City of Hope brand beginning this month. The Cancer Treatment Centers hospitals in Georgia, Illinois and Arizona will now be known as City of Hope Atlanta, City of Hope Chicago and City of Hope Phoenix.
City of Hope is launching an advertising campaign to tout the name changes. Beyond the names, City of Hope says it is sending a message that the organization has evolved into a truly national system.
Robert Stone, CEO of City of Hope, said the acquisition is enabling the organization to offer more services to more patients.
"This past year, we have made tremendous progress to connect more patients, families and communities to our leading-edge research, treatment and care," Stone said in a statement.
“By transitioning these locations to the City of Hope brand and bringing together 11,000 team members around one shared mission, we underscore our commitment to delivering a consistent patient experience as 'one City of Hope' across our national clinical network,” he added.
City of Hope acquired CTCA in a $390 million deal that was first announced in December 2021 and completed in February 2022.
City of Hope now boasts 11,000 employees, including 650 doctors and more than 1,000 researchers. The merged organization treated 134,000 patients in 2022. City of Hope has brought bone marrow transplants and cell therapy treatments to the hospitals it has acquired.
As part of its efforts to offer more treatment services, City of Hope has brought in some new executives in new roles.
The organization recently named Kevin Manemann as City of Hope’s executive vice president and chief integration officer for the clinical enterprise, a newly created role. He will focus on patient access and system integration at the regional and national levels, City of Hope said.
In addition, City of Hope named Jo Ann Escasa-Haigh the chief business officer. She’ll oversee financial strategy and mergers and acquisitions. In September 2022, Philip Okala joined City of Hope as system president, and he is leading the system’s clinical care and research entities.
It’s been a busy time for City of Hope. In July, the system opened a new cancer center in Orange County, California.
With the acquisition last year, City of Hope shifted Cancer Treatment Centers to a non-profit organization.