Dana-Farber has just announced the formation of a partnership with the Lifespan Health System, which manages five hospitals in Rhode Island. The objective of this alliance is to blend Dana-Farber's high level of cancer research with enhanced health interventions at Lifespan.
The partnership promises to offer a smooth transition of services between the two organizations. Lifespan's patients will benefit from access to more clinical trials and new therapies, especially for those with rare cancers.
The president of Dana-Farber expressed enthusiasm for the new arrangement, noting the benefits of Lifespan's quality patient care. In turn, Lifespan's president anticipated the development of a cost-effective continuity of cancer care, enabling the health care organization to better fulfill its stated goal of delivering heath with care.