Cone Health to Manage Medical Oncology Services at Smith McMichael Cancer Center
Morehead Memorial Hospital has entered into an agreement with Cone Health to provide and manage medical oncology services at the hospital’s Smith McMichael Cancer Center. The Smith McMichael Cancer Center will operate as usual under its current name, without any immediate changes in service or staffing.
“Cone Health has provided medical oncologists to the center for more than a decade. This new agreement provides our patients with greater access to Cone Health Cancer Center resources, skills, experience and support,” says Morehead Hospital President and CEO Carl Martin. “This step is an expansion of the oncology services Cone Health Cancer Center has provided our community for several years.” Cone Health will have responsibility for medical oncology, oncology pharmacy, and oncology supplies and materials.
Mario Singleton, who leads oncology services at Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville, will take on an expanded role and will also be responsible for oncology operations at Smith McMichael Cancer Center. Stephanie Vannoy will handle day-to-day operations as senior site manager. The management services agreement will not impact the Cone Health Cancer Center at Annie Penn Hospital.
“These are challenging times in healthcare,” notes Cone Health Vice President of Oncology Services Skip Hislop. “We firmly believe that this agreement will not only ensure that cancer services remain here, but will strengthen the program and enhance the quality of care for many years to come.”