For Immediate Release:
Knoxville, Tennessee (February 4, 2019) – Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville, a member of the Provision CARES Cancer Network, announces that Carl Koella III has been named President, effective February 4, 2019.
Mr. Koella has served on the Board of Directors of Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville since 2015, and in his new role as President, he will oversee the management, operations, and clinical services for both Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville and Provision Radiation Therapy at the Dowell Springs campus in Knoxville. “It will be a privilege to advance the access of proton therapy to cancer patients in the East Tennessee region,” says Koella.
His vast community and public service experience in East Tennessee in both leadership and board positions includes: Clayton Homes, Clayton Bank and Trust, Rockford Manufacturing, United Way, Leadership Blount, Tennessee Health Facilities Commission, Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency, American City Bank, First State Bank, Clayton Family Foundation, Blount County Animal Center, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Rockford City Planning Commissioner, Rockford City Council Member, and Carl currently serves as Rockford City Mayor. Mr. Koella received his Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Terry Douglass, Chairman and CEO of Provision Healthcare, said “The combination of his experience in business, government, and healthcare, along with his passion to serve and his zeal for making a difference will be ideal for Provision and for our patients.”
About Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville
Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville was the first proton therapy cancer treatment center in Tennessee, the second in the southeast, and 13th in the nation. Provision is the first to achieve ASTRO’s Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) in Knoxville and in the state of Tennessee. Provision provides a unique combination of personalized, comprehensive cancer care for patients, offering proton therapy, one of the most advanced cancer treatments in the world. Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that uses a single beam of high-energy protons to treat various forms of cancer, treating tumors by directing radiation into the tumor site where doses of radiation destroy cancerous cells. Proton therapy minimizes the short and long-term side effects of delivering radiation energy to a cancer patient, which can protect a patient’s quality of life during and after treatment.
About Provision Healthcare
Provision Healthcare, LLC (Provision) was formed in 2005 with the purpose of developing innovative healthcare solutions focused on improving patient care and clinical outcomes, and developing support for research, educational and charitable causes. Provision offers a unique, vertically integrated business model, with proven cost and performance benefits for new cancer center development and uncompromising patient care standards. The combination of integrated solutions, innovation and a patient-centric focus continues to establish Provision as the industry leader for cancer care and proton therapy treatment.