Teton Valley Hospital to provide oncology services – KIFI – LocalNews8.com

Posted: August 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm

DRIGGS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Teton Valley Health Care has announced it will partner with Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare to provide select oncology care at the Driggs hospital. Teton Valley Hospital will provide expanded services including chemo-infusion therapies, wound care, and personalized treatment programs.

Teton Valley Health Care CEO Keith Gnagey said Intermountain Health Care would provide a variety of cancer screening and treatment services.

“They have an established program in providing tele-health oncology services and TVHC will partner with their multidisciplinary teams to offer cancer care in Teton Valley,” said Gnagey. “Our patients will have real-time visits, care planning, and follow-up exams with some of the best oncologists in the nation, all without having to travel outside the valley.”

Dr. Derrick Haslem of St. George, Utah is based at the Southwest Regional Cancer Clinic at Intermountain’s Dixie Regional Medical Center and is director of Medical Oncology.

“Our Oncology TeleHealth program with Teton Valley Hospital will help patients and their families in many ways,” said Haslem. “For patients, there will be a significant reduction in travel time and expenses, on top of building strong relationships between our two clinical teams. We’ve visited Teton Valley Hospital and have met with their care teams. We’re impressed by what we’ve learned, and we look forward to becoming a part of the community,” he said.

The hospital is working with Intermountain Health Care to complete training and equipment requirements.

Teton Valley Health Care anticipates opening the new oncology services for patients during the first week of October.

Teton Valley Hospital to provide oncology services – KIFI – LocalNews8.com

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