American Oncology Network Names James Gilmore
Chief Pharmacy & Procurement Officer

Fort Myers, Fla., July 21, 2021 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), a high-growth medical oncology provider with a focus on supporting the long-term viability of cancer treatment in community-based settings, recently announced the appointment of James Gilmore, PharmD, as the organization’s Chief Pharmacy & Procurement Officer.

“We are pleased to announce James Gilmore as AON’s new Chief Pharmacy & Procurement Officer,” said Todd Schonherz, AON CEO. “He has close to 30 years of experience and brings a vast knowledge of oncology pharmaceuticals and drug contracting expertise to AON. We look forward to his contributions to the organization in expanding the network’s ability to benefit from strategic pharmaceutical purchasing opportunities and pharmacy growth.”

Prior to joining AON, Gilmore served as Executive Vice President at Georgia Cancer Specialists in Atlanta, Georgia overseeing clinical, pharmacy, research, and imaging operations, as well as financial and strategic planning for 26 outpatient oncology clinics and two retail pharmacies and managing over 500 employees.

During his tenure at Georgia Cancer Specialists, Gilmore increased growth in drug budget tenfold, developed a data mining program resulting in the generation of a seven-figure annual revenue stream, and helped to more than double the size of the practice. He also oversaw the development of numerous new service lines including echocardiography, CT/PET, hematopathology laboratory services, and interventional radiology. Under his leadership and guidance, Georgia Cancer Specialists was one of the first practices in the country to integrate retail pharmacy services.

After earning his PharmD degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy, Gilmore received advanced clinical training from Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta. He began his career as a clinical pharmacist then transitioned into oncology program administration, as well as managing large clinical research, imaging and data mining programs.

Heavily involved in national oncology and pharmacy organizations, Gilmore is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology, National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc.’s (NCODA) Executive Counsel, ION’s SON Advisory Panel and Precision Medicine Advisory Panel, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a reviewer for Community Oncology and Advances in Therapy, and has co-authored over 65 published articles, abstracts, and book chapters.

AON Board Member and Chairman Dr. Stephen Orman added: “James is a seasoned pharmacy leader, and we are thrilled to have him on board to leverage his insight and strength in analytics for better operational and strategic decisions. Faced with increasing pressure to better manage costs and improve patient outcomes, his experience is a value add to our network and our physicians to improve margins that can be re-invested in providing better care for those who are in need.”

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly growing AON network represents 102 physicians and 68 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. 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
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(941) 224.8736

American Oncology Network Partners with CarePayment To Help Patients with Rising Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Fort Myers, Fla., July 7, 2021 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), an alliance of physicians and healthcare leaders working together to ensure the long-term success of community oncology, today announced a partnership with CarePayment, a company specializing in enabling patients to pay for their healthcare with a 0.00% APR solution. Working with CarePayment, AON will help to improve both revenue and patient satisfaction within its 22 community oncology partner practices across 17 states.

CarePayment partners with providers and organizations like AON to offer patients a 0.00% APR financing long-term solution. Patients are treated with respect, provided with convenient ways to pay (by text, mail, phone, or secure portal), and have access to CarePayment’s compassionate customer care center 24/7. Providers collect the cash they need to stay financially healthy with CarePayment’s performance guarantee, allowing them to continue their work within the community.

“AON is doing valuable work with their network of physicians and health leaders. They wanted to do more to ease the financial burden on both providers and patients,” said Ed Caldwell, CarePayment Chief Executive Officer. “CarePayment is a truly comprehensive, interest-free solution that drives more engagement, more satisfaction, and more cash to our partners than any other solution. We’re proud to work with such a respected organization to help patients afford the care they need and help providers remain profitable.”

CarePayment can be found in more than 2,000 provider locations throughout the country, serving over 6.1 million patients.

“We are committed to enriching the patient experience and helping community oncology practices thrive,” said AON Chief Executive Officer Todd Schonherz. “Patients often face financial challenges following a cancer diagnosis. This relationship helps patients avoid the potential for financial toxicity and ensures they are not endangering their health by delaying care, skipping treatments or failing to refill their prescriptions.”

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About CarePayment
CarePayment is a patient financing company that accelerates a healthcare providers’ transition to the new consumer-driven healthcare market. Powered by advanced technology and analytics, our innovative patient financing solutions improve patient satisfaction and loyalty while delivering superior financial results. By partnering with healthcare providers to make affordable financial options available, CarePayment helps patients get the care they need, when they need it, while protecting the financial health of provider organizations so they can continue to offer valuable care to the community. CarePayment’s patient-friendly financing is compliant with applicable state and federal consumer credit laws requires no application and is supported by a friendly US-based customer service staff. Accounts for the program are issued by Republic Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC. Find more information at www.carepayment.com.

About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly growing AON network represents 102 physicians and 68 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. 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
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(941) 224.8736

American Oncology Network, LLC & Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona Welcome Harshita Paripati, MD

Fort Myers, Fla., July 6, 2021 – Drs. Snehal Bhoola, Tania Cortas, Mazen Khattab, and Shana Wingo of Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona (CBSA) welcome Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Harshita Paripati, MD to the community oncology practice. CBSA, an American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) partner, has three locations in the Greater Phoenix Area including the Northwest, East Valley and Phoenix/Scottsdale.

Dr. Paripati is seeing patients in East Valley at 1501 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite 200 in Gilbert. She is a Board-certified medical oncologist who treats patients with all cancer types and blood disorders, and is renowned for her expertise in thoracic cancers. She has been practicing in Arizona since 2009.

Dr. Paripati earned her medical degree from Osmania Medical College, NTR University of Health Services in Hyderabad, India. She completed her residency in internal medicine from Baptist Medical Centers in Birmingham, Alabama and her fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale.

“Dr. Paripati has an impressive background and is recognized for her work in thoracic cancers but it is her focus on providing personalized care to her patients that makes all of us at CBSA thrilled to have her join our practice,” said Dr. Bhoola of Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona.

With the addition of Dr. Paripati, the CBSA team will include three medical oncologists and two gynecologic oncologists providing the highest quality of care, with state-of-the-art technology and the latest advances in clinical research and therapies. Through its partnership with AON, the practice offers home delivery of oral oncolytic medications, 24/7 pharmacy assistance and care management services.

AON President & Chief Development Officer Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “We welcome Dr. Paripati to AON and CBSA. By adding a third medical oncologist we are better able to meet the needs of our patients living in East Valley, as they will be able to get the highest quality cancer care close to where they live.”

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Paripati as she is highly regarded for her treatment plans based on cutting-edge research while placing an emphasis on the quality of life for her patients,” said AON CEO Todd Schonherz.

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About Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona: (CancerBloodSpecialistsAZ.com)
Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona is a community-based Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology and Hematology practice providing treatment for patients diagnosed with all types of cancer and blood disorders. We are experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and clinical support staff providing compassionate, patient-centered care in Phoenix, Arizona, and surrounding areas. Our physicians have deep roots in the Greater Phoenix Area and are proud of our 40-year collective history of delivering the highest quality cancer treatment that is based on cutting-edge research.

About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network represents 102 physicians and 68 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses 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
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of  Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(941) 224.8736

American Oncology Network Secures $85 Million in Financing From PNC Bank

Strategic relationship safeguards oncology treatment options for thousands of U.S. patients

Fort Myers, Fla., June 24, 2021 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), a high-growth medical oncology provider with a focus on supporting the long-term viability of oncology treatment in community-based settings, announced today that it has closed on a financing agreement with PNC Bank, one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States. The $85 million financing deal will facilitate AON’s continued growth and the ability to provide exceptional cancer care to patients.

“Our credit facility with PNC Bank is an important part of our effort to ensure that we remain well-positioned to execute on our strategic imperatives and continue providing exceptional cancer care to our communities,” said Todd Schonherz, AON chief executive officer. “We appreciate the leadership and commitment of PNC and our own finance, accounting and legal teams for the countless hours spent over the past few months to get this agreement closed.”

This financing will allow AON to continue to execute on strategic imperatives including:

  • Investing in state-of-the-art information technology platforms and resources dedicated to providing services and support to its national footprint of 60 plus clinics;
  • Expanding AON’s ability to benefit from strategic pharmaceutical purchasing opportunities;
  • Increasing the organizations capacity to strategically grow its national practice and preserve its position as one of the fastest growing oncology networks in the United States; and
  • Exploring new service offerings to facilitate ongoing diversification of AON services ensuring patients continue to have access to the latest advances in care in the community setting.

“There is a correlation between the health of individuals and the economic health and vibrancy of a region,” said Chris Whitis, PNC Bank executive vice president and co-head of Corporate Banking for Texas and the Southeast. “We are privileged to support ventures that improve quality of care for oncology and hematology patients in our region. AON’s insightful oncology treatment and healthcare diversification advances are an asset well worth our involvement.”

AON currently serves an expanding network of partner practices across 17 states, providing dedicated end-to-end administrative support, access to an extensive array of centralized ancillary services, and proven practice management expertise. Delivered through its local market, physician-led model, AON empowers community-based oncology practices with the necessary tools, support and capital to effectively navigate today’s increasingly dynamic healthcare landscape and practice high-quality, value-based care within the community at scale.

David Gould, AON chief financial officer added, “This credit facility represents a significant financial commitment to AON by one of the largest banks in the nation and we are excited to work with PNC Bank as we continue to provide best-in-class cancer care to patients in their local communities. We’re very pleased this relationship will help to elevate community oncology care for the benefit of our patients.”

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PNC Bank
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly growing AON network represents 102 physicians and 68 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. 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
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(941) 224.8736

American Oncology Network In-House Specialty Pharmacy Achieves Reaccreditation with ACHC

Fort Myers, Fla., June 22, 2021 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) in-house specialty pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed reaccreditation through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for specialty pharmacy services.

Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has CMS deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.

The AON team of pharmacists, technicians and support staff, based in Fort Myers, Fla., work around-the-clock to ensure quality and safety and effective treatment outcomes for the patients in AON’s growing network of community-based oncology practices across 17 states.  With ready access to 99 percent of all available oral oncolytics, they can quickly dispense medications and supplies directly to patients’ homes.

“AON Pharmacy should be commended for meeting these rigorous national quality standards,” said AON CEO Todd Schonherz.  “This reaccreditation represents our commitment to our physicians and their patients to providing the highest quality of services to ensure patient safety.”

AON Senior Pharmacy Director Douglas Braun, CSP, PharmD, RPh, added “Obtaining accreditation from an organization such as ACHC demonstrates AON’s commitment to providing patient care through our specialty pharmacy at the highest level of standards.”

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly growing AON network represents 102 physicians and 68 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. 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
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(941) 224.8736

American Oncology Network Physicians Research to be Well Represented at the ASCO21 Virtual Scientific Program

Abstract # e13071, 2552, 2513, e19506, 7506, 7507, e19502, 9027, 502, 501, 3140, 1563

Fort Myers, Fla., June 7, 2021 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is pleased to announce that 12 research studies co-authored by AON physicians will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2021 Annual Meeting, which will be held June 4-8, 2021. The program will feature more than 4,900 abstracts covering advances in the treatment of prostate, breast, lung, and renal cancers as well as screening, prevention, access to care, immunotherapy, and precision medicine. This year’s theme is “Equity: Every Patient. Every Day. Everywhere.” The following AON physician investigators will present their research results during poster discussions and/or presentations.

  • Dr. Ruemu E. Birhiray of Hematology Oncology of Indiana, who co-authored a study on metastatic breast cancer (Abstract # e13071)
  • Dr. Ralph V. Boccia of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, who co-authored a study involving developmental therapeutics in immunotherapy (Abstract # 2552)
  • Dr. Arvind Chaudhry of Summit Cancer Centers, who served as co-author of several studies that involved developmental therapeutics in immunotherapy (Abstract # 2513) and hematologic malignancies in lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (Abstract # e19506)
  • Dr. Bruce D. Cheson of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, who co-authored several studies on non-Hodgkin lymphoma (Abstract # 7506), hematologic malignancies in lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (Abstract # 7507 and # e19502)
  • Dr. Stephen “Fred” Divers of Genesis Cancer Center, who co-authored a study on non-small cell metastatic lung cancer (Abstract # 9027)
  • Dr. Mark L. Graham of Waverly Hematology Oncology, who served as co-author on several studies involving breast cancer (Abstract # 502 and # 501)
  • Dr. Gary Palmer of Hope Cancer Care of Nevada, who co-authored a study on developmental therapeutics, molecularly targeted agents and tumor biology (Abstract # 3140)
  • Dr. Victor M. Priego of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, who co-authored a study on clinical research design, care delivery and regulatory policy (Abstract # 1563)

AON CEO Todd Schonherz said, “Though the AON network spans across the country, our oncologists are interconnected and focused on driving change. To have eight AON physicians’ research studies being shared at this prestigious program confirms that our physicians are not only uniting in collaboration, they’re at the forefront of new discoveries and findings that will expand and improve cancer treatment options for every patient.”

“The physicians within our network are dedicated to bringing innovative treatment options to patients, close to home. The fact that we have so many publications accepted by ASCO reflects our physicians’ strong commitment to advancing cancer care treatments with evidence-based medicine and research,” added Dr. Stephen Orman, AON Board Member & Chairman.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly growing AON network represents 102 physicians and 68 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. 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
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(941) 224.8736

American Oncology Network, LLC & Low Country Cancer Care Welcome Lindsay Caldwell, DO

Fort Myers, Fla., June 1, 2021 – Drs. George Negrea and Jennifer Yannucci of Low Country Cancer Care (LCCC) welcome Hematologist/Oncologist Lindsay Caldwell, DO to the community oncology practice. LCCC, an American Oncology Network (AON) partner, has three office locations in Georgia and one office location in South Carolina. Dr. Caldwell is seeing patients in Savannah at 4700 Waters Ave., Suite 201 and in Pooler at 1000 Towne Center Blvd., Building 700, Suite 704.

Dr. Caldwell obtained her medical education from Kansas City University of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York. She then completed her fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at Northwell Health-North Shore and Long Island Jewish University Hospitals.

Dr. Caldwell is Board certified in medical oncology and hematology. She has broad experience with all types of solid tumors, hematologic malignancies and benign hematologic conditions.

“With over 10 years oncology and hematology experience in a hospital setting we are delighted that Dr. Caldwell has decided to join our team and pursue community oncology where she can provide more personalized care to her patients and their families,” said Dr. Negrea of Low Country Cancer Care.

With the addition of Dr. Caldwell, the LCCC team will include three medical oncologists providing the highest quality of care, with state-of-the-art technology, and the latest advances in clinical research and therapies. Through its partnership with AON, the practice offers home delivery of oral oncolytic medications, 24/7 pharmacy assistance, and care management services.

“We are focused on delivering expert cancer care in the communities where patients live. The addition of Dr. Caldwell will help AON and Low Country Cancer Care continue to meet the cancer care needs in the Savannah and surrounding areas,” said AON President & Chief Development Officer Brad Prechtl, MBA.

AON Chief Executive Officer Todd Schonherz added, “We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Caldwell, adding her to our team of oncologists will help us continue to provide the most advanced treatments to patients close to where they live.”

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About Low Country Cancer Care: (LCCCSav.com)
Low Country Cancer Care is a specialized practice devoted to the care of people with cancer and blood disorders as well as prevention and eradication of these types of diseases. We strive to combine the activities of patient care, prevention, education and research to benefit our patients. We are constantly striving to provide advanced treatment and world class medicine, in a warm, compassionate, and personalized environment. Our experienced and highly trained team is dedicated to providing the highest-quality diagnosis, treatment, care and trust for patients. Our goal is to provide care with a human touch.

About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network represents 102 physicians and 65 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses 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
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of  Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(941) 224.8736

American Oncology Network Strengthens Team with Key Leadership Appointments

National community oncology network appoints Chief Growth & Relationship Officer and Vice President of Laboratory Services

Fort Myers, Fla., May 6, 2021 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), a high-growth medical oncology provider with a focus on supporting the long-term viability of oncology treatment in community-based settings, recently announced two key leadership appointments. Longtime marketing and sales executive Shelly Glenn has been named Chief Growth & Relationship Officer and laboratory management expert Curtiss McNair has come on as Vice President of Laboratory Services.

In this newly created role, Glenn will be responsible for driving a collaborative approach with AON management and practice leadership to ensure the organization continues to create and deliver differentiated services and capabilities, as well as gain market leadership. Glenn will oversee referral base management and physician recruitment, as well as foster deeper relationships and better engagement within the communities AON and its practices serve as well as within the organization.

Prior to joining AON, Glenn was the Chief Development & Community Partnership Officer at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), where she played a key role in bringing the organization to the forefront of community oncology. She oversaw critical growth initiatives as well as efforts to strengthen patient advocacy and community partnerships. Glenn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Lehigh University, as well as a Global Leadership designation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Dedicated to increasing cancer awareness and education, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter, American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Board and as the Marketing Chair for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO).

AON President & Chief Development Officer Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “Over the years, Shelly has helped nurture key relationships bringing people and organizations together and has had tremendous success in boosting new patient growth. We look forward to leveraging her expertise as we seek to enhance the overall growth strategy.”

McNair will oversee AON’s laboratory and pathology services. McNair comes to AON from BayCare Health System in Tampa, Fla., where he served as the East Division Laboratory Director managing the inpatient, outpatient, and outreach testing for nine hospitals consisting of two women’s hospitals and a children’s hospital. He began his laboratory career while serving in the U.S. Army as a Medical Laboratory Specialist. He has also worked in other roles as Manager of Laboratory Quality and Point of Care Testing at United Memorial Medical Center and as a Senior Laboratory Manager at DaVita Labs in Deland, Fla. McNair received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Victory University, Memphis, Tenn., a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Piedmont International University, Winston Salem, N.C., an MBA from Ashford University and is currently a second-year Doctoral student at Carolina University specializing in Organizational Leadership. 

“Curtiss’s vast experience in training and supervising teams, his experience in quality management to ensure quality outcomes and patient focus, and knowledge of accreditation and certification processes makes him uniquely qualified for this role,” said AON CEO Todd Schonherz. “Both Shelly and Curtiss will play key roles as we embark on our next phase of growth. As we bring new capabilities and programs to our practices, we will solidify our role as a leader in the community oncology space and bring meaningful value to our partner physicians, practices and ultimately our patients.”

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network currently represents 102 physicians and 65 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses 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
Caroline Hewitt
Vice President of Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
941.224.8736

American Oncology Network, LLC & The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Welcome Bruce Cheson, MD

Fort Myers, Fla., May 4, 2021 – Drs. Ralph V. Boccia, Victor M. Priego and Mark G. Goldstein of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) welcome Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Bruce Cheson to the community oncology practice. CCBD, an American Oncology Network (AON) partner, has two office locations in Maryland, in Bethesda at 6410 Rockledge Drive, Suite 660 and in Germantown at 19735 Germantown Road, Suite 255. Dr. Cheson is seeing patients at the Bethesda location. 

Dr. Cheson earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia Hospital and his clinical and research fellowship at New England Medical Center Hospital. He is Board certified in hematology and internal medicine. 

The CCBD team now includes four medical oncologists providing the highest quality of care, with state-of-the-art technology, and the latest advances in clinical research and therapies. The practice regularly performs more than 300 clinical trials on new and developing diagnostic devices and techniques for cancer and diseases. Through its partnership with AON, the practice offers home delivery of oral oncolytic medications, patient education, and 24/7 pharmacy assistance.

“Dr. Cheson has more than 40 years’ experience in academics focusing primarily on lymphoid malignancies, and we are excited to bring his level of expertise to our practice,” said Dr. Boccia of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

AON President & Chief Development Officer Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Cheson to The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the American Oncology Network. His extensive experience will help advance cancer and blood disorder treatments for our patients in the Bethesda area.”

AON CEO Todd Schonherz added, “Dr. Cheson has an impressive background in protocol and drug development processes and will be an asset to CCBD patients, helping to get the most effective treatments while providing personalized care.”

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

American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly growing AON network represents 102 physicians and 65 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. 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.

About The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders: (CCBDMD.com)

Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancer, The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has been serving patients in the communities and surrounding areas of Bethesda and Germantown, Maryland for more than 25 years. Their individualized approach to patient care includes chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and when appropriate, cutting edge therapies on clinical trials. The practice regularly performs more than 300 clinical trials on new and developing diagnostic devices and techniques for cancer and diseases. Patients receive home delivery of oral cancer medications, in-house lab and pathology and on-site infusion therapy. The practice also offers comprehensive support with nutrition guidance and financial counseling.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt
Vice President of Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(941) 224.8736

American Oncology Network Expands Footprint in Northwest with the Addition of Summit Cancer Centers

Fort Myers, Fla., May 3, 2021American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is pleased to announce that Summit Cancer Centers, a leading cancer center in Spokane, Washington, has joined AON effective May 1, 2021.  AON is an alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders uniting to ensure the long-term success of community oncology.

Summit Cancer Centers (Summit) provides care at eight locations, serving patients in eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and western Canada. Summit offers comprehensive cancer services from diagnostic imaging, cancer treatments with the most advanced therapies and technologies, clinical trials to onsite oral chemotherapy and lab services. Cancer treatments include surgical oncology, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and other medical oncology therapies.

“Our approach is to treat the whole person rather than only focusing on the cancer itself. As part of this commitment, we offer complementary wellness therapies including acupuncture, cancer massage and nutrition counseling. This approach is at the core of our mission,” said Summit Medical Oncologist Arvind Chaudhry, MD, PhD.

The Summit team includes Medical Oncologists Arvind Chaudhry, MD, PhD, Bruce Cutter, MD, Carolyn Aks, MD, Stephanie Hodson, MD, Mirela Andrei, MD, Janelle Bennett, MD, Surgical Oncologist Aaron Saunders, MD, MAS, DABS, Surgical Breast Oncologist Anne Kieryn, MD, Radiation Oncologists Karie-Lynn Kelly, MD and Jonathan Sharrett, MD.

AON CEO Todd Schonherz stated, “We are excited to have Summit Cancer Centers join AON, through this partnership patients will continue to get high quality cancer care with enhanced services including diagnostic technologies, an oral oncolytic outpatient pharmacy providing home delivery of medications and care management services.”

Additionally, Summit goes beyond traditional medical care by collaborating with all healthcare professionals such as primary care physicians, acupuncturists, dietitians and naturopathic physicians helping to provide the best overall cancer care for their patients. 

AON President & Chief Development Officer Brad Prechtl, MBA added, “We are excited for the entire Summit Cancer Centers team to join our growing network of community oncologists helping to bring the very best in cancer care and treatment to patients, close to where they live.”

With a mission to ensure that everyone has access to exceptional cancer care, AON was founded by well-respected leaders in the oncology community with decades of experience helping oncology practices to thrive by providing proven solutions.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC

American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network represents 102 physicians and 65 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses 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.

About Summit Cancer Centers

Summit Cancer Centers is a community-based medical and surgical oncology practice providing care for patients diagnosed with all types of cancer and blood disorders. We are experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and clinical support staff providing compassionate, patient-centered care in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and western Canada. 

Services include diagnostic testing, pathology and lab services, specialty pharmacy and a complimentary wellness program with acupuncture, cancer massage and nutritional counseling.

Proudly serving patients at:

13424 East Mission, Suite A
Spokane Valley, WA  99216

13424 East Mission, Suite B
Spokane Valley, WA  99216

2855 East Magic View Drive
Meridian, ID  83642

6001 North Mayfair Street
Spokane, WA  99208

414 Church Street, Suite 206
Sandpoint, ID  83864

1200 W Fairview Street
Colfax, WA  99111

1641 East Polston Ave, Suite 102
Post Falls, ID  83854

143 Garden Homes Drive
Colville, WA  99114

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC

Caroline Hewitt
Vice President of Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(941) 224.8736