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Charleston Area Medical Center and Alliance Oncology Set to Establish a New Radiation Therapy Department at CAMC Cancer Center

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Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) and Charleston Radiation Therapy Consultants are working with Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, to establish a department of radiation therapy at the CAMC Cancer Center.

The CAMC Cancer Center, accredited by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, sees more patients than any other cancer center in the state. Last year more than 20,000 patients visited the center and more than 9,000 chemotherapy treatments were administered.

“CAMC is pleased to be working with Alliance Oncology. This relationship will enable us to expand our oncology service offering and further improve the health of the communities we serve,” said David L. Ramsey, President and CEO of CAMC Health System, Inc. “Alliance brings innovative radiation therapy technologies and national expertise to our community; helping CAMC to deliver high quality of care, close to home.”

To initiate work on the new radiation therapy department, CAMC and Alliance Oncology have officially filed an application for a Certificate of Need. The new department will replace two of the existing linear accelerators owned by Charleston Radiation Therapy Consultants with new state-of-the-art linear accelerators. These machines will provide comprehensive radiation oncology services, including radiation therapy, radiosurgery for both brain and body treatments, and brachytherapy.

“We are excited to embark upon this new opportunity in West Virginia with Charleston Area Medical Center and look forward to developing the area’s most advanced cancer care program at the CAMC Cancer Center,” says Gregory E. Spurlock, President of Alliance Oncology. “We are proud to support CAMC in providing high quality care for the Charleston community, as well as providing services to the surrounding communities, which do not have cutting-edge radiation therapy treatments currently available.”

Alliance Oncology, an industry leader in radiation oncology center development, partners directly with hospitals, radiation oncologists and other healthcare providers to establish, upgrade, and operate radiation therapy programs. Providing a full range of service line capabilities (inpatient & outpatient), Alliance Oncology’s fully integrated, comprehensive approach to cancer care affords its partners the speed-to-market, quality clinical outcomes, and operational expertise that sets them apart from the competition.

According to Tom Tomlinson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Alliance HealthCare Services: “Joining forces with CAMC is a great example of our growth strategy, which is focused on partnering with hospitals and health systems to enhance their oncology services. It is also clear evidence that the strategic investments we’ve made this year to expand our resources have begun to bear fruit, and better position Alliance Oncology to execute on large system opportunities like this.”

About Charleston Area Medical Center

Charleston Area Medical Center (“CAMC”) is a nonprofit, 908-bed, regional referral and academic medical center with more than 6,000 employees. CAMC is made up of four hospitals: CAMC General Hospital, CAMC Memorial Hospital, CAMC Teays Valley Hospital and CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital. CAMC is home to one of the largest heart programs in the United States; the only kidney transplant center in West Virginia; the highest level trauma center; and the only freestanding children’s hospital in the state. All medical services are supported by primary care physicians throughout the region who regularly treat their patients at CAMC hospitals or refer them to CAMC for specialty consultation and treatment.

About CAMC Cancer Center

Charleston Area Medical Center’s Cancer Center is designed to provide a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive care for patients with hematologic and oncologic diseases. This center provides high quality care through the coordination and enhancement of multiple hematology/oncology services in an academic environment utilizing internationally recognized evidence-based standards of care and best practice patterns. The CAMC Cancer Center provides quality outpatient services of the type and levels necessary to support the teaching mission of the institution in its affiliation with the West Virginia University Medical School. The center provides services to surrounding communities, which are not readily available from other community medical/health care resources. The services of various indigent programs are available and the center facilitates access for qualifying patients. Services provided by the cancer center include those for hematology and oncology patients.

About Alliance HealthCare Services

Alliance HealthCare Services is a leading national provider of comprehensive radiology and radiation therapy services based upon annual revenue and number of systems deployed. Alliance focuses on MRI, PET/CT and CT through its Radiology Division (Alliance HealthCare Radiology) and radiation therapy through its Oncology Division (Alliance Oncology). With approximately 1,800 team members committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 43 states. Operating 497 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems, the Company is the nation’s largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services and one of the leading operators of fixed-site imaging centers, with 123 locations across the country. And, with 30 radiation therapy centers providing treatment and care for cancer patients, including 18 stereotactic radiosurgery facilities, Alliance is among the leading providers of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide. For more information, visit

Alliance HealthCare Services Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to future events, including statements related to the expansion of radiation therapy services, and the expected benefits, timing of completion and capital costs of the transaction. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from Alliance’s expectations. Such uncertainties and risks include, among other things, delays in or failure to obtain any required regulatory approvals with respect to the transaction; failure to consummate or delay in consummating the transaction for other reasons; the possibility that the expected benefits of the transaction may not materialize as expected; the effect of intense levels of competition in Alliance’s industry; changes in the methods of third party reimbursements for diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology services; fluctuations or unpredictability of Alliance’s revenues, including as a result of seasonality; changes in the healthcare regulatory environment or other governmental laws and regulations affecting Alliance’s operations; Alliance’s ability to keep pace with technological developments within its industry; the growth or lack thereof in the market for imaging, radiation oncology and other services; the disruptive effect of hurricanes and other natural disasters; adverse changes in general domestic and worldwide economic conditions and instability and disruption of credit markets; difficulties Alliance may face in connection with recent, pending or future acquisitions, including unexpected costs or liabilities resulting from the acquisitions, diversion of management’s attention from the operation of Alliance’s business, and risks associated with integration of the acquisitions; and other risks and uncertainties identified in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as may be modified or supplemented by our subsequent filings with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Alliance does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements except as required under the federal securities laws.

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