June 12, 2008
Cancer Clinics of Excellence (CCE) Announces Management and Board of Directors Slate at 1st Annual General Membership Meeting
DENVER, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Clinics of Excellence (CCE), the nation's only practice-owned and physician driven network of community oncologists has announced its management slate and Board of Directors. Effective immediately, J. Ike Nicoll is President/COO of CCE. Most recently, he was the interim President of CCE. In addition, Linda Bosserman, MD, Wilshire Oncology Medical Group was named Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Bosserman had previously served as CCE's Chief Quality Officer.
"Ike brings management breadth to CCE with his expertise in a wide variety of healthcare issues including administrative and claims management, drug discovery/FDA approval, clinical trials, supply chain management, payer/provider operations, provider contracting and revenue cycle management," stated CCE Chairman, Arthur "Chip" Staddon, MD. "Dr. Bosserman is a nationally renowned expert in the field of quality management, outcomes measurement and electronic medical record implementation. With Ike and Dr. Bosserman leading CCE in our business and clinical objectives, CCE is well placed to lead the most needed initiatives to improve oncology care in the United States," added Dr. Staddon.
The CCE Board of Directors is comprised of Arthur Staddon, MD, Pennsylvania Oncology; Frederick Schnell, MD, Central Georgia Cancer Care, Shahab Dadjou, CEO, Redwood Regional Medical Group; Paul Julian, EVP and Group President, McKesson Corporation and Patrick Blake, President, McKesson Specialty Care Solutions.
"The structure and breadth of the CCE Board of Directors represents the strength of our national network and the support of our strategic partner the McKesson Corporation," stated Arthur "Chip" Staddon, MD. "CCE provides our membership with a robust set of tools and resources, including our proprietary Evidence Based Treatment Protocols, to enhance our clinical efficiency and effectiveness."
These announcements were made at CCE's First Annual Membership meeting in New Orleans, LA. Over 100 clinicians attended the meeting which was created to fulfill the needs of both the clinicians and practice administrators. Clinical presentations by Frank Giles, MD, UT San Antonio; Funmi Olopade, MD, University of Chicago; Michael Fisch, MD, MD Anderson; Barbara Murphy, MD, Vanderbilt Ingram; Alan Sandler, MD, Vanderbilt Ingram; Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, National Institutes of Health; Bert O'Neil, MD, University of North Carolina; and Robert Vescio, MD, Cedars Sinai were complemented by practice management sessions on Malpractice Management, Compliance Pitfalls for Ancillary Services, New Revenue Generation and Integrating Orals into Your Practice.
About Cancer Clinics of Excellence
Cancer Clinics of Excellence is the only practice owned and physician driven network that empowers oncologists to deliver proven, evidence-based treatment in community settings while ensuring the performance of their practices. For more information, visit us at http://www.cce.us.com/.
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