Hematology Oncology of Indiana Has Joined the American Oncology Network, LLC

Hematology Oncology of Indiana Has Joined the American Oncology Network, LLC

Fort Myers, FL. (May 1, 2019) — American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is pleased to announce that Hematology Oncology of Indiana, (HOI), a leading community oncology/hematology practice in Indianapolis, Indiana,a leading community oncology/hematology practice in Indianapolis, Indiana, has joined AON, effective May 1, 2019. AON is an alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders uniting to ensure the long-term success of community oncology.

HOI has six locations, including two offices in metropolitan Indianapolis, and auxiliary offices in Logansport, Lebanon, Noblesville, and Fishers, IN. With the AON affiliation, the practice will increase its current service offerings to their patients with enhanced technology, an expanded oral oncolytic outpatient pharmacy and enhanced care management services.

Brad Prechtl, CEO - Dr. William Harwin, Board Member & Strategic Advisor - Dr. Raymond Harwood, Medical Oncologist

AON CEO, Bradley Prechtl, MBA, stated, “The physicians and staff of Hematology Oncology of Indiana are dedicated to serving and supporting patients in Indiana with compassionate, patient-centric care in a community setting. They have developed an excellent reputation in Indianapolis and surrounding communities, and we are very excited to welcome HOI to the American Oncology Network.”

AON Board Member and Strategic Advisor, Dr. William Harwin, said, “The physicians of Hematology Oncology of Indiana come from some of the most prestigious oncology programs in the United States, such as MD Anderson, John Hopkins, Columbia University, Northwestern and Indiana University. In fact, this is one of the best fellowship-trained groups we have ever come across at AON. The level of expertise and experience HOI brings to their patients is excellent.”

HOI President, Dr. Raymond Harwood, said, “We believe that partnering with AON is in the best interest of our patients and the communities we serve. In this age of a challenging and ever-changing healthcare environment, this alliance allows our physicians, clinicians, and staff to continue focusing on treating patients while enhancing the services that we provide.”

With a determination to help every American receive access to exceptional cancer care, AON was founded by well-respected leaders in community oncology with decades of experience helping oncology practices to thrive by providing proven solutions.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)

Founded in 2017, American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) and American Oncology Partners, PA (AOP) are an alliance of physicians and seasoned health care leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. The executive management team of AON brings more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most — providing the highest-quality care for patients.
The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale as it guides its AOP member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician-led, community-based oncology management. With services such as AOP’s centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a Care Management Team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For more information, contact:

American Oncology Network, LLC
Shelly Glenn
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Shelly.Glenn@AONcology.com
770.365.6168

ChappellRoberts
Katy Parsons, APR
KParsons@chappellroberts.com
727.542.0949

Ganick Communications, Inc.
Elaine Ganick
elaine@ganick.com
615.377.7877

American Oncology Network, LLC Expands Leadership

Two Key Community Oncology Leaders Appointed

Fort Myers, Fla. (April 25, 2019) — With a mission to support long-term viability of community oncology, American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) continues to expand its offerings and experience by hiring two new leaders, Steven Swart, Regional Senior Vice President, and Brian Wall, Vice President of Revenue Cycle.
Swart and Wall join AON’s executive team, which includes CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA, COO Todd Schonherz and Chief Revenue Cycle Officer Sarah Cevallos. Their mission will be to ensure the success of AON practices and physicians across the U.S.

“We are excited to welcome these two industry leaders to our growing team,” said Prechtl. “They each bring expertise and tenacity, which exhibit our commitment to our partner physicians, practices and patients.”

Swart successfully managed AON’s acquisition and partnership with Zangmeister Cancer Center in Ohio, where he served as Executive Director. With more than 30 years of experience, he is a seasoned healthcare leader, bringing extensive financial and operational acumen. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Robert C. Byrd Clinic at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting/pre-law from Ohio University.

Wall, who most recently served as the Director of Practice Improvement at Envision Healthcare, has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare account and revenue cycle management. His broad range of accomplishments include implementing new technology and new procedures across multiple facilities and standardizing training and reporting in various capacities. Wall received an MBA with a healthcare management concentration from The George Washington University, a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Dayton.

AON’s growing leadership team will continue to ensure that its collaborative approach and physician-led model allow community practices to thrive while maintaining local leadership and autonomy. Ultimately, this model allows physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest quality care for cancer patients.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
Founded in 2017, American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) and American Oncology Partners, PA (AOP) are an alliance of physicians and seasoned health care leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. The executive management team of AON brings more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most — providing the highest-quality care for patients.
The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale as it guides its AOP member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.
AON also provides a unique model of physician-led, community-based oncology management. With services such as AOP’s centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a Care Management Team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For more information, contact:

American Oncology Network, LLC
Shelly Glenn
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Shelly.Glenn@AONcology.com
770.365.6168

ChappellRoberts
Katy Parsons, APR
KParsons@chappellroberts.com
727.542.0949

Ganick Communications, Inc.
Elaine Ganick
elaine@ganick.com
615.377.7877

American Oncology Partners, PA (AOP) Provides Central and Pathology Labs to Enhance Patient Services

Community Oncology Patients Benefit from In-House Laboratory Services

Fort Myers, Fla. (April 4, 2019) Established in 2017, American Oncology Partners, PA (AOP), under the management of the American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), is an alliance of physicians and seasoned health care leaders that provides a unique array of support services to its affiliated community-based oncology practices. With the advent of personalized cancer care, one of the most critical aspects of cancer treatment is a complete and accurate pathology report. The AOP Pathology Laboratory provides a precise diagnosis and helps physicians throughout the network determine the best treatment plan for each patient. AOP also provides centralized lab services, including clinical chemistry, tumor markers and immunochemistry testing.

AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA, said, “Through our in-house pathology lab, community oncology practices across the nation have access to the highest level of diagnostic accuracy. Our expert surgical pathologists and hematopathologists use state-of-the-art technologies and equipment to classify cancers and identify specific genes, proteins and genetic mutations that can drive tumor growth.”

Claudia French, MBA, MT(ASCP), AON Vice President of Laboratory Services and Operational Excellence explained, “Our labs are fully accredited, and we are able to deliver a broad range of pathology services, including bone marrow flow cytometry, peripheral blood flow, cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and histology, among others.  We also run the PAM-50 test, which is a molecular test for breast cancer prognostication. In the very near future, we will be offering additional molecular testing, including next-generation sequencing (NGS).”

Medical Co-Director of Laboratory Services Dr. Ryan Olson added, “It’s our goal to provide streamlined, integrated laboratory services to our AOP physicians. A unique and very rewarding aspect of our services is that our pathologists are directly integrated into patient care, such that we are the patients’ physicians along with their oncologists. We are in constant communication with the oncologists and assume an active role in test ordering, which results in extremely efficient turnaround times for our test results.”

Unlike what happens in reference labs or even academic medical centers, whenever an AOP pathologist sees a new diagnosis, he or she will add on and order the appropriate testing. By taking on this responsibility, we ensure that the proper testing is done and that any extra or unnecessary testing is avoided, thereby reducing turnaround time and costs.

In the not-too-distant future, AOP is planning to integrate next-generation sequencing (NGS) into its service offerings. NGS is a low-cost, high-speed DNA sequencing technology that has revolutionized genomic research and testing; with the use of NGS, an entire human genome can be sequenced in a single day.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)

Founded in 2017, American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) and American Oncology Partners, PA (AOP) are an alliance of physicians and seasoned health care leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. The executive management team of AON brings more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most — providing the highest-quality care for patients.
The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale as it guides its AOP member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician-led, community-based oncology management. With services such as AOP’s centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a Care Management Team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For more information, contact:

American Oncology Network, LLC
Shelly Glenn
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Shelly.Glenn@AONcology.com
770.365.6168

ChappellRoberts
Katy Parsons, APR
KParsons@chappellroberts.com
727.542.0949

Ganick Communications, Inc.
Elaine Ganick
elaine@ganick.com
615.377.7877
 
 
 

American Oncology Network, LLC Appoints Inaugural Advisory Group

Advisory group created to support local oncology practices across the nation

Fort Myers, Fla. (April 4, 2019) – With a mission to support long-term viability of community oncology, the American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) has created a new advisory group to provide high-level strategic guidance to its practices and physicians.

Consisting of AON physicians, executive management and administrative specialists, the group will advise on a range of trends impacting clinical and practice activities. The group’s goal is to serve as an advocate for AON’s physicians and physician groups, providing counsel and support on all issues related to business improvement, strategic development, quality, and compliance.

“It is a pleasure for us to introduce the AON Advisory Group to our practices, who will benefit from its recommendations,” said AON CEO Brad Prechtl. “The group will provide another layer of support to enhance practice services.”

Inaugural group members include physicians from across the nation, such as Dr. Patrick Elwood and Dr. Taral Patel from the Zangmeister Cancer Center in Ohio; Dr. Michael Castine III from the Hematology/Oncology Clinic in Louisiana; Dr. Stephen “Fred” Divers from the Genesis Cancer Center in Arkansas; and Dr. Rangappa Rajendra from Oncology/Hematology of Loudoun and Reston in Virginia.

“As a physician-led organization, AON differentiates itself by providing community-based practices with the expertise needed to navigate today’s complex health care landscape, while also allowing them to operate their practices autonomously,” said Dr. Michael Castine, oncologist at the American Oncology Partner Practice Hematology/Oncology Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “The AON Advisory Group reinforces the value of this partnership to strategically guide physicians and allow them to continue focusing on their patients.”

The AON Advisory Group’s executive management team members include AON CEO Brad Prechtl, COO Todd Schonherz, Regional Senior Vice President Steven Swart, Chief Revenue Cycle Officer Sarah Cevallos, Chief Information Officer Mark Moch, AON Board member and Strategic Advisor Dr. William Harwin, and AON Board Member Dr. Stephen Orman.

AON is an alliance of physicians and seasoned health care leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. With more than three decades of expertise in all areas of oncology practice management, AON enables physicians to focus on what matters most — providing the highest-quality care for patients.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
Founded in 2017, American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) and American Oncology Partners, PA (AOP) are an alliance of physicians and seasoned health care leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. The executive management team of AON brings more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most — providing the highest-quality care for patients.

The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale as it guides its AOP member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician-led, community-based oncology management. With services such as AOP’s centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a Care Management Team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For more information, contact:

American Oncology Network, LLC
Shelly Glenn
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Shelly.Glenn@AONcology.com
770.365.6168

ChappellRoberts
Katy Parsons, APR
KParsons@chappellroberts.com
727.542.0949

Ganick Communications, Inc.
Elaine Ganick
elaine@ganick.com
615.377.7877

Hematology Oncology of Indiana, PC to Join the American Oncology Network, LLC

Fort Myers, FL – April 1, 2019… American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is pleased to announce that Hematology Oncology of Indiana, PC (HOI), a leading community oncology/hematology practice in Indianapolis, Indiana, will join AON on May 1, 2019. AON is an alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders uniting to ensure the long-term success of community oncology.

HOI has six locations, including two offices in metropolitan Indianapolis, and auxiliary offices in Logansport, Lebanon, Noblesville, and Fishers, IN. With the upcoming AON affiliation, the practice will increase its current service offerings to their patients with enhanced technology, an expanded oral oncolytic outpatient pharmacy and enhanced care management services.

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AON CEO, Bradley Prechtl, MBA, stated, “We are very excited to welcome the physicians and staff of Hematology Oncology of Indiana to American Oncology Network, LLC. HOI’s dedication to serving and supporting patients in Indiana with compassionate patient centric care in a community setting is truly inspiring.”
AON Board Member and Strategic Advisor, Dr. William Harwin, said, “Hematology Oncology of Indiana is a highly respected practice that delivers exemplary care to its patients. As part of the American Oncology Network, LLC, the practice’s physician leadership retains the autonomy to make the best decisions for their patients and staff, while receiving AON support for pharmaceutical purchasing strategies, human resources, revenue cycle, payer negotiations and improved technologies.”

HOI President, Dr. Raymond Harwood, said, “Hematology Oncology of Indiana is committed to providing expert care for our patients in Indianapolis and in the surrounding areas. Partnering with AON is in the best interest of our patients and the communities we serve. This alliance allows our physicians, clinicians and staff to continue focusing on treating patients while enhancing the services that we provide.”

With a determination to help every American receive access to exceptional cancer care, AON was founded by well-respected leaders in community oncology with decades of experience helping oncology practices to thrive by providing proven solutions.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)

Founded in 2017, American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. The executive management team of AON brings more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most . . . providing the highest quality care for patients.

The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a Care Management Team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For More Information, Contact:

American Oncology Network, LLC
Shelly Glenn
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Shelly.Glenn@AONcology.com
770.365.6168

ChappellRoberts
Katy Parsons
Kparsons@chappellroberts.com
813.281.0088 ext. 327

Ganick Communications, Inc.
Elaine Ganick
elaine@ganick.com
615.377.7877