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Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Successfully Completes 4,000th Blood & Marrow Transplant Since Inception of Program

Denver, CO, May 11, 2018 --( The Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI), in partnership with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute (Sarah Cannon) at HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL), successfully completed its 4,000th blood and marrow, or stem cell, transplant since the inception of the program in 1991. CBCI, in partnership with Sarah Cannon at P/SL, operates the largest Blood and Marrow Transplant program in the Rocky Mountain Region with 11 hematologists and more than 150 years of combined experience caring for patients with blood cancer diagnoses.

“We perform stem cell transplants for patients with blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Our multidisciplinary teams work together to provide the most expert and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient,” states Dr. Jeffrey Matous, Medical Director of CBCI, in partnership with the Sarah Cannon at P/SL.

“At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, we are committed to providing outstanding care to every patient,” states Maureen Tarrant, President and CEO at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. “CBCI, in partnership with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at P/SL, is one of the premier blood cancer programs in the country that provides patients with leading-edge care and access to the latest clinical trial options.”

“The Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network is the leading provider of blood and marrow transplants in the U.S. and we’re proud to have nationally-recognized thought leaders from CBCI’s team located at P/SL contributing to our network’s growth,” states Fred LeMaistre, M.D., Senior Vice President and Physician-in-Chief of Blood Cancers, Sarah Cannon. “Together, we are ensuring that people facing blood cancer across the Rocky Mountain region are receiving world-class cancer care close to home.”

About HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL)

For more than 135 years, P/SL has been meeting the healthcare needs of patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions, and from around the world. With more than 80 specialties, 1,200 specialists and primary care physicians, and 1,800 employees, P/SL is the only tertiary/quaternary care hospital in a seven state region that offers one campus with leading comprehensive care, featuring Advanced Centers for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Services, Cancer/BMT, Pediatrics, Maternal-Fetal Care, Orthopedics, Spine, Kidney/Liver Transplant, HBO, Wound Healing, Infectious Diseases and more. P/SL provides compassionate and innovative care. Licensed for 680 beds, P/SL is the largest hospital in Colorado.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. The Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network performs more than 1,000 stem cell transplants annually.
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