WakeMed and Duke are partnering to bring together Duke’s world-class cancer program and WakeMed’s surgical oncology expertise.
Cancer Care Plus+, a joint operating agreement, will establish a comprehensive cancer service throughout the WakeMed system that is fully integrated with Duke Cancer Institute locations in Wake County and anchored at Duke Raleigh Hospital.
Access to Cancer Clinical Trials & More
This innovative collaboration will offer streamlined screening and access to cancer clinical trials, broaden multi-disciplinary team care capabilities in Wake County, expand access to an array of supportive care services, such as hereditary and genetic counseling, and where needed, access to rehabilitation services.
“Working together with our colleagues at Duke to streamline, enhance and expand the delivery of oncology care in Wake County is an exciting development and a critical need for patients, caregivers and the communities we serve,” explains Donald Gintzig, WakeMed president & CEO.
“This agreement supports both WakeMed and Duke’s commitment to improving the scope, quality and value of care we offer to our patients and their families through innovative and cooperative collaborations with like-minded organizations.”
This agreement follows the February 2017 announcement of Heart Care Plus+, a similar collaboration between WakeMed and Duke that serves the cardiovascular care needs of patients in Wake County, providing patients greater value and more options for quality heart care.