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Navitas Opens Cancer Rehabilitation Center in Denver in Conjunction With Presbyterian / St. Luke's Medical Center

DENVER, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America, Inc. (Navitas), the market leader in providing integrated and comprehensive cancer rehabilitation services, is pleased to announce that its Denver, CO location is now located on the campus of Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. Navitas has entered into a management services agreement with Presbyterian/St. Luke's to provide its proprietary cancer rehabilitation program within the Presbyterian/St. Luke's outpatient rehabilitation center. With the move, patients will now have a centralized, convenient location for all aspects of their treatment plan. Also, more patients will have access to Navitas' innovative services -- an integrated set of rehabilitation services designed specifically for cancer patients and survivors - because of the connection with Presbyterian/St. Luke's and the greater HealthONE healthcare system in metropolitan Denver.

Navitas' services include physical therapy, prescriptive exercise, lymphedema therapy, and psychological services, among others, all provided within a single location and in a highly personalized and integrated manner. The outpatient cancer rehabilitation program officially expanded its services on October 15, 2007 inside the Outpatient Rehab & Sports Medicine Facility located in Presbyterian/St. Luke's Professional Plaza West #6100.

"We want to help our patients function better during their cancer treatment as well as live a better quality of life," says Allen Harrison, Chief Operating Officer at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. "This new program is important to helping our patients tolerate their cancer treatment and have productive lives for many years post-treatment."

"Our management services relationship with Presbyterian/St. Luke's represents the first such contract for Navitas," said Paul Barnes, Ph.D., President and CEO for Navitas. "It is clear that hospitals and oncology practices are very interested in this type of formal partnership which introduces the unique expertise of Navitas in cancer rehabilitation from a clinical and business perspective. We are honored to work with a leader in the Denver healthcare community like Presbyterian/St. Luke's."

About Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America

Founded in 2003, Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America ( developed an evidence-based approach to providing rehabilitation and supportive therapies to people with cancer. Navitas provides these services on a free-standing basis as well as through community- based and hospital-based oncology centers and practices. The Navitas vision is to make rehabilitation services a standard component of the cancer treatment plan through the development of its robust, proprietary clinical program and demonstrated outcomes for patients and physicians. Navitas is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


With over 80 specialties and 1,000 specialists and primary care physicians, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center is the leading regional hospital, serving Denver and the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions.

Licensed for 680 beds, P/SL serves a seven-state region, including Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. With more than 80 specialties and staffed by nearly 1,600 employees -- and over 1,000 affiliated medical staff -- P/SL is a leader in caring for high-acuity fetal, neonatal, pediatric and adult patients.

P/SL is the most advanced hospital in the region that offers one campus with comprehensive care for adult and pediatric patients, featuring innovative Advanced Centers for:

-- Oncology - Comprehensive Cancer Program which includes:

-- Medical Oncology,

-- region's largest Bone Marrow Transplant Program,

-- Surgical Oncology, and

-- Radiation Therapy.

-- Blood and Marrow Transplant through the Rocky Mountain Blood and Marrow

Transplant Program

-- Adult and Pediatric minimally invasive surgery

-- Cardiac Alert and new $5 Million Heart Center

-- 24/7 On-campus Adult and Pediatric Intensivists

-- Advanced Imaging Technologies

-- 24/7 High-risk Maternal-Fetal Care

-- Colorado's Largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

-- Orthopedics and Pediatric Orthopedics

-- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

-- Replant Specialists

-- Kidney Transplant

-- Infectious Diseases

-- Wound Healing

-- 24/7 Board Certified Emergency Department Physicians

P/SL's Comprehensive Cancer Program includes the region's largest BMT program, medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation therapy.

Media Contact: Shaun Burns


SOURCE Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America, Inc.
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