Sarah Cannon
April 15, 2021

Salem, Va. — LewisGale Regional Health System announced today it has partnered with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, to expand its comprehensive cancer services in Southwestern Virginia. The announcement was made during events at cancer centers located on the LewisGale Medical Center and LewisGale Hospital Pulaski campuses, which will now carry the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute name. As part of the partnership, all LewisGale Regional Health System facilities join a collaborative group of Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs.

Patients treated for cancer at all LewisGale hospital facilities will have access to even more advanced and evidence-based care — from screenings, diagnostics, and surgery, to radiation, chemotherapy, and novel clinical trials – eliminating the need to travel far from home.

“With our dedicated, skilled team of physician and clinician experts, LewisGale Regional Health System has long enjoyed a reputation of being a regional leader in cancer care,” said Lance Jones, market president of the health system. “The communities we serve know us as a health system where patients have access to the latest treatments and technology that are delivered with a level of compassionate, quality care that is second to none.”

The partnership with Sarah Cannon now provides a comprehensive approach to providing cancer services designed to provide integrated oncology care for patients within all LewisGale facilities. Through clinical excellence and the latest technology, LewisGale has even greater access to global cancer research and care network to treat breast, lung, gastrointestinal, colon, brain, metastatic, and other cancers. 

“Today’s announcement marks a major milestone in LewisGale’s commitment to caring for, and improving, the overall health of individuals who live in Southwest Virginia,” said Brian Gross, MD, who serves on the Cancer Governance Team and as chief of surgery. “More than ever, patients are seeking world-class cancer experts and promising new therapies. By partnering with Sarah Cannon, we are combining our exceptional local physician expertise and care with internationally-recognized teams across the Sarah Cannon network to improve patient care.”

LewisGale Regional Health System’s oncology services will become a Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute program, effective immediately. This will include new “Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute” signage on the cancer center facades in Salem and Pulaski, new internal signage at all four hospital facilities where cancer care services are provided, and cobranded logos on cancer-related marketing initiatives and communication.

About Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, ~1,200 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing world-class cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit Sarah Cannon.

About LewisGale Regional Health System

LewisGale Regional Health System includes 44 HCA Virginia Health System-owned patient care facilities including four hospitals, one freestanding ER, two regional cancer centers and affiliations with both employed and independent physicians. HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 27 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. The private hospital system is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $105.7 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $88.9 million in taxes annually. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.