Madison Memorial Hospital partnered with Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide optimal cancer treatment and care to the community with Huntsman Oncologist and resources for our region. Before treatment, please print, complete, and bring the Pre-Registration Packet Form click on the button below:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why Enter Into a Strategic Affiliation?
Madison Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our community. This affiliation agreement with Huntsman Cancer Institute supports that effort by streamlining coordination of care and services with a nationally ranked and regionally respected healthcare organization focused on providing the highest quality of care for cancer patients.
While Madison Memorial Hospital will maintain our independence, this agreement provides a platform to improve collaboration with Huntsman Cancer Institute and enhances our efforts to improve care. It also increases access to specialty care not available in our community. The agreement also improves coordination after a patient is referred to Huntsman Cancer Institute for care and then returns home.
What Will the Arrangement Mean?
Affiliation with Huntsman Cancer Institute will support Madison Memorial Hospital goal to meet the health care needs of our community by providing accessible, high-quality, coordinated and cost-effective cancer care. Madison Memorial Hospital will have access to the resources of Huntsman Cancer Institute to improve our operational practices, evidence-based care, access to specialty care, and much more.
The affiliation does not change Madison Memorial Hospital ownership, local control and governance, or restrict patient choice in providers.
Why is Madison Memorial Hospital Interested in the Affiliation?
Madison Memorial Hospital understands that the healthcare industry is evolving. Many of these changes can be positive for our community. We are placing greater emphasis on improving the overall wellness of our community and ensuring that when patients are treated for cancer, they will receive the best care in the most appropriate setting at a cost-effective price with timely communication between healthcare providers. At Madison Memorial Hospital, we are committed to achieving these goals. Our collaboration with Huntsman Cancer Institute will help us with this commitment.
By working together our organizations are better positioned to meet the requirements of healthcare reform and continue to provide outstanding cancer care. For these reasons and because of the similarities in our cultures and philosophy to provide high quality cancer care to members of our communities, we have chosen to affiliate with Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Why is Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) interested in the Affiliation?
As a world renowned cancer center, HCI believes it has a responsibility to share its resources, clinical expertise, research and educational capabilities with healthcare providers throughout the region. By affiliating with other quality driven organizations, HCI is committed to a collaborative approach to improving patient care. HCI is committed to assisting Madison Memorial Hospital support the health of the members of our community, while also providing seamless access to the services offered by HCI. Huntsman Cancer Institute seeks to become the referral center of choice for the types of care not offered locally.
How will this Benefit Patients and Communities?
Madison Memorial Hospital will have access to the cancer resources and clinical expertise of a top ranked cancer center. The agreement gives our patients enhanced access to services not currently provided at Madison Memorial Hospital. Our combined efforts will focus on improving community health and providing evidence-based medicine to improve quality and cost controls.
Does this Preclude Either Organization from Affiliating with Other Health Systems?
No, the opportunity to collaborate with other facilities remains open.
Will this Affiliation Restrict Any Services or Programs Offered By Madison Memorial Hospital?
No. Madison Memorial Hospital will continue to determine which services and programs will be offered by the hospital.
Will Patients be Able to Choose Their Healthcare Professionals?
Yes. Patient referrals are not required between the two organizations and patients may continue to select their healthcare providers.
Will the Affiliation Change Either Organization’s Mission and Values?
No. Both organizations will continue to maintain their respective mission and values.
Will there be Any Fees Charged to Madison Memorial Hospital for the Affiliation Agreement?
There are no fees associated with entering into the Agreement. Costs associated with the development of joint services, equipment and software purchases, specialized staffing (including physicians) and other programs will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.