History Physician owned Muskogee Community Hospital. MCH ribbon cutting Feb. 25, 2009. Wanted to rapidly and economically start a cancer program Partnership with Artesian Moved trailer onto pad on Sept. 28 Treated first patient Oct. 29 Permanent facility is planned
“We saw an immediate need for high quality radiation therapy services in Muskogee, but knew we would have to delay offering TomoTherapy for almost a year until our new cancer center was built,” said Derek Prentice, president and CEO of DMP Imaging, developer of Artesian Cancer Center of Muskogee. “TomoMobile allows us to accelerate the process significantly. In addition, it will allow us to confirm viability of these services in the market and speed our ability to generate revenue, perhaps to the point where we can utilize cash flow from the mobile unit to fund the purchase of our permanent TomoTherapy system.” Derek Prentice
Uses for a Mobile Linear Accelerator A bridge during the development of a permanent facility Serve patient population earlier Build market share Test a market before committing resources ? An indefinite alternative to building a permanent facility. Expansion of an existing center Use while upgrading / replacing a permanent unit.
The Facility Located behind hospital Tomotherapy trailer Portable clinic Stairs, ramp, walkways, roof External shielding and fencing
Tumor Sites of Treated Patients over first 3 months N= 40pts first 3 months
Patient Opinion Survey Appreciate having a second radiation oncology center in Muskogee? 100% Yes Appreciate having TomoTherapy technology available in Muskogee? 100% Yes Does “ mobile ” concern you? 90% No Attractiveness of interior 9.4 / 10 Attractiveness of exterior 7.2 / 10 Anonymous questionnaire given to 10 patients undergoing therapy
Location is extremely accessible Great place It’s the best center that Muskogee could ever have Thank God for it! Thank you for bringing first quality treatment
Conclusions Well accepted by patients, community, and referring doctors Quickly and economically provide state- of-the-art therapy TomoMobile has the same quality, capabilities, and uptime as with a permanent structure