Tuality Hematology & Oncology Opens to Serve Local Cancer Patients

April 14, 2009

For immediate release
Contact:  Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654

Tuality Healthcare is proud to announce the opening of Tuality Hematology & Oncology on the organization's Hillsboro campus at 364 SE 8th Ave., suite 105.  The new clinic provides chemotherapy and other services for patients afflicted with cancer and blood disorders.

Located in the Tuality 8th Ave. Medical Plaza across from Tuality Community Hospital, the office operates under the medical direction of Gerald Gibbs, M.D., and Mark Stone, M.D., board-certified oncology and hematology specialists who are members of the Tuality Healthcare medical staff.

The facility consolidates chemotherapy and related services that were previously offered through Tuality's Infusion Services department and through the private practice of Drs. Gibbs and Stone.

The move strengthens the comprehensive cancer diagnostic and treatment options available in Hillsboro's Health & Education District.
"Integrating these services into one location offers more convenient access for local patients and their families, something that can be very important during the difficult process of receiving cancer therapy," said Manny Berman, administrator & chief operating officer, Tuality Healthcare.

"Tuality Hematology & Oncology also is a better use of available reimbursement dollars and facility resources," added Berman. "During this time of economic challenges, opening this clinic is a future-focused move that benefits patients and Tuality alike."  Berman noted that the efforts of a large team of Tuality employees, and staff from Hillsboro Hematology & Oncology (the private practice of Drs. Gibbs and Stone), were essential in bringing this consolidated service to the community.  

The Health & Education District is already home to the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center, a collaboration of Tuality Healthcare and Oregon Health & Science University that offers state-of-the-art radiation oncology services.  Eventually, plans call for all chemotherapy and hematology services to be integrated at the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center as part of its long-term facility expansion plans.

To contact Tuality Hematology & Oncology, please call 503-681-1064.