More than 110,000 Tennesseans have Alzheimer’s disease. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of Alzheimer’s deaths in the Volunteer State has more than doubled since 1999. But modern medicine is helping doctors get in front of the mind-robbing disease. Doctors can now actually see signs of Alzheimer’s through special PET scans years before a patient develops severe symptoms. Click here for full story.
Provision Healthcare Advances Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center Development in Franklin with Arrival of Cyclotron
Franklin, Tennessee (July 20, 2017) – – Provision Healthcare is developing another advanced comprehensive Provision CARES Cancer Center in Franklin, TN which will include one of the most promising new cancer therapies now available – proton therapy. The Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center, a key feature of the cancer center, will utilize the latest advancement in proton therapy systems – the ProNova SC360. Read More
Provision Healthcare to Develop $100 Million Advanced Cancer Treatment Center in New Orleans
Louisiana Proton Therapy Center will be housed on University Medical Center campus in city’s biomedical corridor
NEW ORLEANS — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Provision Healthcare CEO Terry Douglass announced the company and its partners will make a $100 million capital investment and build a 30,000-square-foot Louisiana Proton Therapy Center in the New Orleans biomedical corridor. Deploying advanced technology that produces far fewer side effects than conventional radiation treatments for cancer, Provision plans to develop the center on the University Medical Center campus on Canal Street. Read More
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (December 8, 2016)—Provision Healthcare’s research, development and manufacturing subsidiary, ProNova Solutions, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its SC360 proton therapy system only four years after commencing research and development. This is the first and only compact 360 degree pencil beam scanning proton therapy system capable of treating patients at all angles without moving the patient, enabling the most efficient clinical workflows, improved accuracy of treatment, and patient comfort. Read More
Provision Healthcare Announces National Survey ResultsMen treated for prostate cancer using proton therapy reported significantly better quality of life than other therapy options
Knoxville, TN (September 27, 2016) — A national survey released today reported that men treated for prostate cancer who received proton therapy reported significantly better quality of life during and after treatment than those treated with brachytherapy, surgery or traditional x-ray therapy. The survey carried out via phone and online, by Bryant Research profiled 755 men, ages 50-75, who were surveyed at least 12 months after treatment. Read More
Provision Healthcare and Hamlin Retail Partners West Announce New Proton Therapy Center and Medical Campus at Hamlin Town Center West in Orlando, Florida
Knoxville, Tennessee and Orlando, Florida (September 26, 2016) – – Provision Healthcare and Hamlin Retail Partners West, an affiliate of Boyd Development Corporation and Schrimsher Properties, announced a joint venture to develop and operate a proton therapy center as part of a medical campus in Hamlin, an 850-acre mixed-use town center development in southwest Orange County. Read More
Provision Healthcare Celebrates Construction of the Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Center
Franklin, TN (September 25, 2016)— Construction has been underway at the Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Center, which will deliver state-of-the-art cancer treatment to patients, in Franklin, Tennessee and beyond. Read More
Letter to the Editor
June 16, 2015
Knoxville lucky to have proton therapy
The Provision Center for Proton Therapy at Dowell Springs off Middlebrook Pike is a feather in our collective cap. We should be aware of what an honor it is to have one of the 14 such centers operating in the nation. I understand that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is changing to proton therapy for its patients. In this day of Internet research, we can easily educate ourselves and be our own advocates when faced with decisions about treatment. In our case, proton treatment for a tumor was met with some resistance, but we persisted. We are fortunate that we did.
Our family physician recommended we obtain a second opinion from the radiation oncologists at Provision. Knoxville’s proton therapy center was not ready, so we traveled to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Our experience was gratifying and successful. Two and a half months of pinpoint radiation in small, daily doses produced no rash, no burns and no discomfort. The tumor was dissolved. We observed the same comfort level in the hundreds of patients we came to know. We are hopeful that legislation before the Tennessee House will be approved so insurance companies will be mandated to help with proton therapy. It is a shame that our neighboring states already have such mandates and we do not. It is helpful to know that the centers will provide help with travel plans, financial issues and housing. I personally have nothing to gain from promoting our local facility. There is just a warm place in my heart because our community was chosen for this type of treatment.
Mary Helen Jost,
Provision Center for Proton Therapy Treats 1,000th Patient
Knoxville, TN (June 7, 2016)—
Today, 1,000 patients have graduated from the Provision Center for Proton Therapy, completing their course of proton therapy as part of their journey to defeating cancer. The 1000th patient marks an important milestone in the proton center’s development into a critical component of the comprehensive cancer campus at Dowell Springs and as a community resource in East Tennessee. Read More