ProHealth Care to partner with health systems for cancer center

Freeman Staff

May 11, 2015

CITY OF PEWAUKEE — ProHealth Care announced Thursday that it has formed a collaboration with two other health care systems in Wisconsin — Aurora Health Care and UW Health.

According to the announcement, ProHealth Care and UW Health have signed an agreement to co-manage ProHealth Care’s new cancer center in the city of Pewaukee.

Aurora Health Care, in addition, will have cancer specialists at the center. This is the first step in Aurora moving toward a more clinically integrated relationship with UW Health and ProHealth Care in cancer care, according to the announcement.

“The people of ProHealth Care have been improving care in Waukesha County for 100 years,” said Susan Edwards, chief executive officer of ProHealth Care, in a statement. “We have long offered excellent cancer services. Now, with this collaboration with UW Health and Aurora, we are taking a giant leap forward in cancer services.”

The center is near completion just off Interstate 94 and Highway 164. The center is slated to open Aug. 10.

UW Health’s Carbone Cancer Center is the only federally designated comprehensive cancer center in the state.

The organization will provide medical direction for the treatment of all cancer patients at the city of Pewaukee location.

The 116,000-square-foot cancer center will offer infusion therapy, radiation therapy, imaging services, cancer rehabilitation and other services.