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Innovative Legacy - OHSU partnership combines outpatient cancer clinics

April 2013

Legacy Health’s new collaboration with OHSU is an example of the range of structural models Legacy is pursuing as it partners with physicians.


Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have signed a joint operating agreement for their community outpatient cancer clinics. It leverages mutual strengths to improve access to advanced cancer care throughout the region.

The operating agreement creates a more integrated adult community cancer program that includes radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion services delivered through eight clinics serving patients from Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Clark counties.

The joint operating agreement is called the OHSU Knight-Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative.

"By leveraging each organization’s respective expertise and resources, the collaborative will deliver the most advanced and personalized care to our patients," said George J. Brown, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Legacy Health.

"The driving force behind this collaboration is the desire to enhance and expand the level of cancer care available in our communities and provide it in a seamless, compassionate and efficient manner," said Nathalie Johnson, M.D., medical director of Legacy Cancer Institute. 

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