USMD Extends Physician-Led, Patient-Centric Healthcare to Alaska
Partners with Alaska Institute of Surgical & Medical Specialties in Anchorage
IRVING, Texas -- July 8, 2013
USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USMD) announced today it is extending
high-quality, patient-centric medical care to the 49^th state by partnering
with the Alaska Institute of Surgical & Medical Specialties in Anchorage.
This state-of-the-art facility brings together physicians from different areas
of medicine to provide comprehensive care to the people of Alaska. While it
offers the technology and resources of a large facility, it has an intensely
personal focus on patients. Most notably, the institute includes the new
Alaska Cancer Treatment Center that offers complete cancer care—including
surgical urologic oncology, hematology and radiation oncology.
“It took vision, dedication and determination to take a spark of an idea and
bring this leading-edge medical center to its opening day,” Alaska Governor
Sean Parnell said in a congratulatory video address. “With state-of-the-art
cancer treatment, surgery and other medical services all in one location, this
is a significant step for Anchorage and all of Alaska.”
Located at 188 W. Northern Lights Boulevard in Anchorage, the integrated
multi-specialty institute boasts an accomplished medical team that has the
skills and expertise to treat any diagnosis. In addition, the facility is
equipped with in-office operating rooms, treatment rooms and physician
“There is no need to leave Alaska for quality medical care,” says William R.
Clarke, M.D., a principal with the institute. “At the Alaska Institute of
Surgical & Medical Specialties, we have the best physicians and treatments
USMD Cancer Treatment Centers, a wholly owned subsidiary of USMD Holdings, has
been instrumental in developing and implementing the institute, and manages
the radiation oncology facility that now makes the very latest TrueBeam
radiation technology available to Alaska residents.
“We are proud to partner with our colleagues in Alaska to make exemplary
cancer care more accessible,” said John House, M.D., chairman and chief
executive officer of USMD Holdings. “Restoring the vital physician-patient
relationship has never been more important, and it is absolutely the heart of
our mission at USMD. The Alaska Institute of Surgical & Medical Specialties
has been built on empowering physicians and staff with experienced leadership,
state-of-the-art technology and clinical tools so the people of Alaska can
receive the compassionate expert care they deserve.”
About USMD Holdings, Inc.
USMD is a publicly held (NASDAQ: USMD), physician-led integrated healthcare
system committed to exemplary patient care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas,
USMD serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with 240 physicians and
associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to patients across
18 different specialties at its hospitals, cancer treatment centers and
physician clinics. For more information about USMD, visit www.usmd.com.
USMD Holdings, Inc.
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