Inspira Health Network in Woodbury, N.J., recently announced an affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia that will provide a new level of specialty healthcare services to residents in South Jersey, according to a news release.
The affiliation will expand several of Inspiras key clinical programs by linking community physicians with Jefferson sub-specialists involved in related clinical and research activities. As part of the new relationship, Inspira and Jefferson will develop a jointly owned and staffed ambulatory care facility to be built in Gloucester County, according to the release.
Inspira is very pleased to partner with Jefferson in southern New Jersey to offer our patients an even higher level of advanced health care services, John DiAngelo, Inspira Health Network president and CEO, said in the release. This affiliation complements our strengths and brings a variety of clinical services normally only available in academic medical centers here to our community. Most of all, it allows our neighbors to receive excellent care closer to home.
South Jersey residents have always been a part of the Jefferson community, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System, said in the release. Im thrilled that Jefferson is expanding our compassionate care and innovative research across the bridge through this partnership with Inspira Health Network.
Through the affiliation, Jefferson will bring its physicians and clinical expertise to South Jersey. The partnership also will allow Inspira physicians and staff to connect with their Jefferson peers and collaborate to provide even more advanced care to New Jersey patients, according to the release.
Inspira and Jefferson have agreed to work together initially in three key clinical areas: cancer services, neurosciences and gastroenterology.
As part of the affiliation, Inspira and Jefferson have agreed to build a new freestanding ambulatory care facility in northeastern Gloucester County. The facility would house a comprehensive cancer center that will be part of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Network and provide space for a number of Inspira/Jefferson services including the treatment of movement disorders, Parkinsons disease, chronic headaches and epilepsy, according to the release.
The comprehensive cancer center to be located at the site will offer state-of-the-art radiation therapy, medical and surgical oncology services, genetic counseling, and the coordination of referrals and second opinions between Inspira and Jefferson cancer physicians. Inspira will continue to provide comprehensive care at its cancer pavilion in Vineland. The new Inspira/Jefferson ambulatory care facility also will provide physician office space, allowing Inspira to provide a variety of specialty care to the local community, according to the release.