Independent oncology practice coming to Grand Island

Doctors will begin serving the area on August 1.
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 9:19 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 9:20 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Starting on Aug. 1, cancer specialists from central Nebraska will be switching over, in name and services, from CHI to Nebraska Cancer Specialists.

The switch allows the group to become an independent oncology practice, which means they aren’t affiliated with any health center or health system and have increased flexibility in patients they see, where they see them and when.

“It’s really known as ‘community based oncology’,” Dr. Ryan Ramaekers, a medical oncologist and part of Nebraska Cancer Specialists, said. “We are really in charge of how we deliver care, we are in charge of every aspect of the patient’s journey, we are not owned or managed by any health system and really get to make decisions that we think are best for patient care.”

The group currently has a location in Hastings and will be renting out a 19,000 square-foot space on the CHI Health St. Francis Campus. In the fall they will begin construction on a space inside Grand Island Regional Medical Center.

The switch allows patients with any insurance, in any system, or those without insurance to be seen by NCS.

Nebraska Cancer Specialists will offer full-service care and treatment from chemotherapy, each step of a cancer treatment journey, clinical trials and state-of-the-art nuclear treatment. Patients and caregivers will have access to options in specialists, referrals and appropriate care.

More information about Nebraska Cancer Specialists can be found through this link.

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