Provision Healthcare Introduces a Major Advancement in the Care of Cancer Patients and Treats First Patients at the Provision CARES Cancer Center Using ProNova’s Innovative Proton Therapy System


Provision Healthcare, an industry leading innovator in comprehensive, collaborative cancer solutions, is pleased to announce successfully treating the first patients on Provision’s newly developed ProNova SC360 proton therapy system at the Provision CARES Cancer Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. This milestone establishes a new standard of excellence with the most advanced proton therapy technology available. The Provision CARES Cancer Network is growing, as a second ProNova system is currently being installed at the Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Nashville, Tennessee and planning is underway for Provision’s third facility in Orlando, Florida.

ProNova Solutions, LLC, a division of Provision Healthcare, developed the ProNova SC360 proton therapy system at the Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville, TN. The ProNova system delivers significant technical advancements while lowering cost, reducing size and weight, and providing a more energy efficient solution without sacrificing performance. The SC360 was designed in a clinical setting with direct input from physicians, medical physicists and therapists.

Joe Matteo, President of ProNova Solutions, commented, “We are proud to reach this milestone with a team of experts dedicated to developing and delivering the most advanced treatment system available to cancer patients. ProNova’s industry leading and patented technology delivers tremendous value with improved operational and clinical efficiencies, increased precision, and lower cost.”

“This milestone is a major accomplishment which allows Provision to continue to further advance our mission of providing patient-focused, comprehensive, and innovative healthcare solutions as we develop cancer centers and proton therapy centers around the world,” said Terry Douglass, Executive Chairman of Provision Healthcare.

About Provision’s ProNova System

A division of Provision Healthcare, ProNova is committed to making the most advanced proton therapy technology accessible to a greater number of patients and physicians worldwide. ProNova, located in Maryville, Tennessee, was founded by former leaders of CTI Molecular Imaging, which brought positron emission tomography (PET) technology out of the laboratory and made it a clinical reality for millions of cancer patients. Today the same team is redefining cancer treatment once again with the introduction of the first and only superconducting 360-degree compact proton therapy system.  The system includes state-of-the-art features such as pencil beam scanning and advanced imaging with cone-beam CT, all in a compact design.

About Provision Healthcare

Provision Healthcare, LLC (Provision) was formed in 2005 to develop innovative healthcare solutions focused on improving patient care and clinical outcomes and supporting research, educational, and charitable causes. Provision has developed a unique, comprehensive expertise in proton therapy that distinguishes it from other proton and cancer center developers and operators that have a much narrower focus. The combination of unique expertise and an innovative, entrepreneurial approach continues to propel Provision Healthcare towards a position of industry leadership with respect to both cancer care and proton therapy.

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Media Contact:

Nancy Howard – VP of Marketing & PR
Provision Healthcare, LLC – Knoxville, TN
(865) 603-0865