McKesson Specialty Health to Acquire Majority Stake in Oncology Rehab Partners

Strategic agreement will allow McKesson Specialty Health to further support cancer care providers at every stage of care

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--()--McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation focused on empowering specialty care providers, today announced an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Oncology Rehab Partners, an oncology rehabilitation services company based in Northboro, Mass.

This agreement further bolsters McKesson Specialty Health’s robust portfolio of innovative clinical, business and technology solutions for cancer care providers. With the addition of Oncology Rehab Partners’ industry-leading training and certification services, McKesson Specialty Health will now offer solutions to support cancer care providers at nearly every stage of patient care – from clinical decision-making, prehabilitation, treatment and rehabilitation.

“Rehabilitation services are a critical component of cancer care, and Oncology Rehab Partners is leading the charge in helping providers deliver high-quality, evidence-based rehabilitation care to survivors,” said Marc Owen, president, McKesson Specialty Health. “As cancer care continues to become more complex, our goal is to deliver a full spectrum of solutions and resources to support cancer care providers as they care for patients.”

Founded in 2009, Oncology Rehab Partners offers the first and only comprehensive certification in cancer rehabilitation for institutions through their STAR Program® (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation). The STAR Program provides hospitals, cancer centers and group practices with the tools needed to deliver evidence-based, reimbursable oncology rehabilitation services to the millions of cancer survivors who suffer from debilitating side-effects caused by treatments.

“We are excited to join McKesson Specialty Health, a leader in delivering innovative products, services and solutions for cancer care providers,” said Julie Silver, MD, co-founder, Oncology Rehab Partners, and herself a cancer survivor. “I understand first-hand the need to enhance best practices in the field of cancer survivorship, and we look forward to working with the McKesson Specialty Health team to further expand our rehabilitation services.”

About McKesson Specialty Health

McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation, empowers the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care. Through innovative clinical, research, business and operational solutions, facilitated by integrated technology systems, we focus on improving the financial health of our customers so they may provide the best care to their patients. For more information, visit www.mckessonspecialtyhealth.com.

About Oncology Rehab Partners

Oncology Rehab Partners (ORP) is an innovative healthcare company breaking new ground in the field of cancer care. ORP is the industry’s first company to provide hospitals and cancer centers with the tools needed to develop and deliver quality, reimbursable oncology rehabilitation services to the millions of cancer survivors who suffer from debilitating side-effects caused by treatments. ORP’s STAR Program® Certification provides hospitals and cancer centers with the tools needed to deliver high-quality cancer rehabilitation care. The certification involves developing a cancer rehabilitation service line with initial training and implementation of protocols as well as ongoing support that improves patient outcomes and increases referrals and revenue.

Contacts

McKesson Specialty Health
Claire Crye, 281-825-9927
Claire.Crye@McKesson.com

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McKesson Specialty Health announced an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Oncology Rehab Partners, an oncology rehabilitation services company based in Northboro, Mass.

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McKesson Specialty Health
Claire Crye, 281-825-9927
Claire.Crye@McKesson.com