Midwestern U.S.

Cancer Center Expansion Facility, Strategic and Business Planning


MIDWESTERN REGION: A freestanding community cancer center, jointly owned by two hospitals, has undergone numerous renovations. The Cancer Center Board confirmed the need to expand cancer center space. A key project goal was elimination of inefficiencies impacting space requirements in cancer center expansion. ORC identified multiple process improvement opportunities impacting future infusion chair requirements. ECG consulting services included: • ECG was retained with a local architectural firm to determine space requirements for cancer center expansion. ECG provided a detailed oncology market analysis for the 10 county service area, including market growth projections by zip code and by county for [...]

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Oncology Network Development


MIDWESTERN REGION: For one of the largest NCI Designated Cancer Centers in the United States, ECG facilitated discussions with leaders of the health system, academic medical center, the cancer center and faculty to determine the potential for developing an Oncology Affiliation Network. ECG consulting services included: • Facilitation of health system, medical center, and faculty leadership discussions to determine basis for agreement to form an affiliation network. • Provision of models correlating with leadership and potential affiliates’ interest. • Market projections and baseline cancer market share by type of cancer to inform decision making. • Provision of key interview [...]

Program, Financial & Space Planning


MIDWESTERN REGION: A two hospital health system serving a large geographic service area identified cancer center development as a strategic priority. ORC provided patient volume projections and assisted hospital clinical and administrative leadership with space programming for a new cancer center. ECG consulting services included: • ECG provided a cancer center concept and best practices presentation to senior leadership and fifty members of the hospital’s medical staff to introduce the concept of cancer center development. • Financial proformas developed by ECG for facility and non-facility based medical oncology services. • ECG assisted a local architectural team with space and [...]

Strategic Plan for Academic Medical Center with NCI Designated Clinical Cancer Center


MIDWESTERN REGION: In preparation for the opening of a new cancer center facility, an academic medical center engaged ECG to facilitate strategic plan development. ECG consulting services included: • Eighty stakeholder interviews including clinical and basic research faculty, medical center academic and administrative leadership, cancer center leadership, private practice oncologists and specialty physicians, oncology care team members and finance staff. • Market assessments for surgical, medical and radiation oncology services and bone marrow transplant services. • Facilitation of  twelve multidisciplinary planning teams, including basic scientists, clinicians, private practitioners, administrative leaders and care team members. • Presentation of ranked strategic [...]

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