Metropolis of Hope Acquires Nationwide Chain of Most cancers Therapy Facilities

In its largest most cancers therapy acquisition up to now, Duarte-based most cancers analysis and therapy establishment Metropolis of Hope introduced Dec. 7 that it has agreed to buy Most cancers Therapy Facilities of America, a Boca Raton, Florida-based community of three Oncology hospitals and 5 outpatient care facilities throughout three states.

Whereas monetary phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed, a supply with information of the transaction characterised the deal worth as near $400 million.

The deal, which is predicted to shut early subsequent yr, represents Metropolis of Hope’s first main push outdoors Southern California and units it on the highway to changing into a nationwide most cancers analysis and therapy community. The mixed group could have a employees of 11,000 — together with 575 physicians — in 4 states stretching from coast to coast.

“The mixed group will likely be one of many largest most cancers analysis and therapy organizations within the nation with one of many largest geographic footprints, considerably rising the quantity of people that can entry high-quality most cancers care and the most recent life-saving remedies,” Robert Stone, Metropolis of Hope’s chief government, mentioned in an emailed assertion in regards to the deal.

The middle was based in 1913 in Duarte as a tuberculosis sanitorium. Within the Nineteen Forties, with tuberculosis on the decline as antibiotic remedies grew to become extra widespread, Metropolis of Hope turned to most cancers analysis, rising as a key analysis and therapy middle. In 1981, the Nationwide Most cancers Institute designated it a complete care most cancers analysis and therapy middle; it’s now considered one of 51 such facilities throughout the nation.

During the last a number of years, Metropolis of Hope has targeted on increasing its attain inside Southern California, buying therapy practices and clinics all through the area. It’s now developing a $1 billion, 190,000-square-foot campus in Irvine that can almost rival the Duarte headquarters. The most cancers analysis middle portion is predicted to open subsequent yr whereas a therapy hospital is predicted to open in 2025.

Most cancers Therapy Facilities of America began in 1988 in Zion, Ailing. As soon as the acquisition by Metropolis of Hope is accomplished, Most cancers Therapy Facilities of America will likely be transformed to nonprofit standing. And Pat Basu, the facilities’ chief government, will stay in that submit however will report back to Stone.