MD Anderson Affiliation Brings World-Class Cancer Expertise To Southwest Ohio

Premier Health is a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. MD Anderson is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention. It is the nation’s top hospital for cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey.

The affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Center helps Premier Health provide advanced diagnostics and treatments as cancer care continuously evolves. Our physicians receive the most current information on treatments and research protocols available worldwide. Patients who are receiving cancer care from Premier Health benefit from best practices in cancer treatment, prevention, early detection, and follow-up care, all developed by a world-renowned cancer center.

Just this year, MD Anderson Cancer Center awarded Premier Health access to participate in their clinical trials program.

MD Anderson Cancer Network certifies Premier Health physicians, using a rigorous application process to validate the physicians’ experience and quality of care. These certified local physicians can consult directly with MD Anderson Cancer Network physicians on complex cases and rare diagnoses. They can request a review by a network physician during a patient’s treatment course to reinforce that everything possible is being done for that patient.

“Being connected to MD Anderson Cancer Center allows us to pull some of their world-class expertise into discussions on cancer cases that we are having here locally,” says surgical oncologist James Ouellette, DO, FACS, clinical service line leader, oncology, and certified physician with MD Anderson Cancer Network® .

“When we submit our own cases to network tumor boards [multidisciplinary conferences on patient cases],” Dr. Ouellette continues, “it’s an additional set of eyes to confirm that we’re getting it right and making sure, with our combined expertise, that our patients are getting optimal care close to home.”