Oncology Hematology Associates Opens New Clinic in Lebanon

Partners | <b>American Oncology Network</b>

Leading local cancer center expands clinic reach to Laclede County with a new location.

LEBANON, Mo., November 1, 2022  Oncology Hematology Associates (OHA), a community-based oncology-hematology practice and member of the American Oncology Network (AON), is pleased to announce that its newest clinic, located at 1228 Deadra Drive in Lebanon, is open to patients today.

The new Lebanon clinic complements the other OHA clinics in Springfield and Monett and strengthens OHA’s commitment to serving the community and delivering the latest in oncology care, as it has done since its founding in 1979. Patients visiting the Lebanon clinic will be treated by the following OHA care team: Jiantao Ding, MD; Brooke Gillett, DO; and Robert Ellis, MD.

“We are excited to share the news about our clinic’s expansion to Laclede County,” said Dr. Jiantao Ding, medical oncologist at OHA. “Providing patient-first care is at the core of our practice, and we believe that cancer care should be locally accessible because time spent traveling to care accumulates over time and can also be a financial burden. An additional clinic in the community helps us bring critical cancer care to more residents. We look forward to continuing to provide the care our patients have learned to expect from the OHA team at our Lebanon clinic.”

“We celebrate alongside the OHA physicians and staff as they open their new clinic,” said AON CEO Todd Schonherz. “The true goal of healthcare is to consistently take proactive steps to improve health outcomes for all. One way is to establish and support homegrown practices that include physicians and staff who know their community and its needs. Community-based oncology practices, including OHA’s expansion, are what keep healthcare accessible and even affordable at the community level. It’s indispensable and vital.”

Beyond the ability to deliver traditional cancer and blood disorder treatments, the clinic proudly features an on-site infusion center and laboratory as well as a medically integrated pharmacy for oral oncolytic medications. Additionally, the clinic is equipped to offer patients access to clinical trials and a care management program. The practice will also continue supporting its Hope for the Journey Foundation, which raises money for non-medical expenses for resident adult cancer patients.

AON is one of the fastest-growing organizations of community-based oncology-hematology practices in the United States. As part of the partnership, OHA receives clinic, pharmacy, lab and patient support and resources that alleviate the administrative and operational burdens that often come with running a community-based practice.

For more information about OHA, visit https://ohaclinic.com/. For more information about AON, visit https://www.aoncology.com/.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC
The American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), an Inc. 5000-recognized company, is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network represents 107 physicians and 89 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 18 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most — providing the highest quality care for patients.

The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician-led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a care management team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences are at the very pinnacle of cancer care today. Learn more at aoncology.com.

About Oncology Hematology Associates
Oncology Hematology Associates (OHA) specializes in delivering state-of-the-art treatments for a wide variety of cancers and blood disorders. OHA has been serving the community since its founding in 1979 and treats patients in Springfield, Monett and Lebanon, Missouri. Learn more at ohaclinic.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com