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Karmanos Cancer Center Partners With Meadowbrook to Expand Outreach and Access for Cancer Services
Date:7/8/2008

DETROIT, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center announced that it has signed an agreement with Meadowbrook C Management, LLC, to lease space and equipment at the Meadowbrook Medical Center, located in Novi, Michigan. The approximately 14,000 square foot space will allow Karmanos to expand its outreach to cancer patients in Novi and the surrounding communities, as well as provide access to radiation oncology, medical oncology and chemotherapy services. With this agreement, Karmanos expects to start seeing patients at this location in January 2009.

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"Creating partnerships and collaborations to bring exceptional state-of-the-art cancer care to patients is part of Karmanos' regional, national and international strategy," says John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Karmanos Cancer Institute. "We are pleased to work with Meadowbrook Medical Center so that cancer patients in Novi and nearby areas have access to the best possible cancer treatment and care close to home."

The Meadowbrook Medical Center was opened in January 2008 by a group of medical and surgical specialists who want to offer a variety of medical services to area residents. The location is central to eight area hospitals.

"Our vision is to provide outstanding outpatient medical services in a beautiful facility with easy access to care for the patient," said Jeff S. Pierce, D.O., of Meadowbrook Medical Center. "Having the Karmanos Cancer Center as part of Meadowbrook Medical Center assures that patients will have access to cancer care second-to-none."

In addition to the Meadowbrook location, Karmanos Cancer Center also operates the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center, in Farmington Hills, and has affiliations with several other hospitals both in the United States and abroad. Patients at every affiliate benefit from access to Karmanos resources within their own communities, without having to travel long distances for treatment or second opinions.

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Located in mid-town Detroit, MI, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for more than 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $216 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, the Karmanos Cancer Institute is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 faculty members, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, the Institute strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to http://www.karmanos.org.

About the Meadowbrook Medical Center

Meadowbrook Medical Center is a two-story, 150,000 square foot state-of-the-art class "A" medical office building developed by physicians. The facility is designed for the overall convenience and efficiency of patients by providing an integrated one stop services for patients' needs. Meadowbrook Medical Center features the Novi Surgery Center along with several specialists in the medical field. The Novi Surgery Center offers a warm and personalized setting that is convenient and efficient, allowing the patient to quickly return to the comfort of his or her own home on the same day. The facility is able to handle all the needs of the growing western Oakland County population.


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