North Coast Cancer Care of Sandusky Joins Cleveland Clinic Health System

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Agreement Adds Three New Locations, 70 New Employees to Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute

November 16, 2011

North Coast Cancer Care (NCCC) of Sandusky, Ohio, officially became part of the Cleveland Clinic health system following the acquisition of NCCC by Cleveland Clinic.

NCCC, a full-service cancer treatment center with 70 employees, is now a part of Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute, which is ranked in the top 10 nationally for cancer care by U.S.News and World Report.

“We are pleased to have North Coast Cancer Care join the Taussig Cancer Institute family. The NCCC team provides wonderful, state-of-the-art treatment to its patients, and we look forward to enhancing the excellent clinical care that North Coast can offer,” said Brian J. Bolwell, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute. “By linking NCCC’s services with Cleveland Clinic, patients will have access to the latest clinical trials and an electronic medical record that will help bring coordinated, cutting-edge care close to home.”

North Coast Cancer is now a department within the Taussig Cancer Institute, with Steven G. Roshon, MD, FACP, the former president of NCCC, serving as the department chair, reporting directly to Dr. Bolwell.  NCCC employees and physicians are also now employees of Cleveland Clinic as part of the Taussig Cancer Institute team.

“As the leading provider of cancer services in the region, we are pleased to be joining our efforts with the No. 1 cancer program in Ohio at Cleveland Clinic,” said Dr. Roshon. “This partnership allows North Coast to continue to grow in quality and depth of services and to better serve the community.”

NCCC and its team of seven physicians has long served patients in Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties from three locations in Sandusky, Clyde and at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio. Each location will continue to provide outpatient cancer services including consultations in hematology and oncology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic services and patient support. The main building in Sandusky will be called the North Coast Cancer Campus.

NCCC supports cancer education programs and community outreach through the North Coast Cancer Foundation. Cleveland Clinic will provide the foundation with yearly donations over the next five years to support its mission.

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