Chicago, IL – Almost three years ago
the Cancer Centers of Swedish Covenant Hospital
and Rush University Medical Center
agreed to work together to provide state of the art cancer care close to home. Based on the success of the program, the two non-profit hospitals have renewed the collaboration.
The program began due to the long-lasting professional relationships between many of the physicians at both institutions. Though it was common for doctors to work with one another via informal consultations and referrals, the hospitals wanted to fully leverage these possibilities. “The affiliation allows the Cancer Centers to work together seamlessly on several aspects of cancer care, including treatment recommendations and research efforts, helping to improve the quality and convenience of cancer services for patients on Chicago’s north side,” says Dr. Jeffrey C. Cilley
, M.D., a Swedish Covenant Hospital oncologist and the site leader for the affiliation.
This strong collaboration with the Rush University Cancer Center at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center enables the clinical, research and academic programs to provide comprehensive oncology care for every type of cancer diagnosis. “This partnership accelerates our ability to collaborate and obtain second opinions which allows us to treat our patients right here,” says Dr. Cilley. “We have access to university-affiliated specialists in the cancer treatment medical community which enables our patients to receive truly comprehensive, cutting edge treatment in their own neighborhood.”
Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Integrated Cancer Care program offers patients the opportunity to be cared for by a team of medical experts including oncology physicians, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, surgeons, medical assistants, pharmacists, community educators, social workers, dieticians, psychologists, chaplains, physical therapists, massage therapist, yoga instructors, counselors and others—all coordinating their efforts to ensure that all patients have access to every service that benefits them.
To learn more about Swedish Covenant Medical Group
's Oncology team, or to schedule an appointment, please call 773-989-3803