Christiana acquires cancer, lab services practice

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Delaware Clinical & Laboratory Physicians, PA, a provider of hematology and pathology medicine services for more  50 years, became part of ChristianaCare, effective Jan. 11.

Delaware Clinical & Laboratory Physicians, PA, has been divided into two separate practices. The five hematologists, nurses and staff at the practice joined the health system with the new name ChristianaCare Hematology. The eight pathologists joined with the name ChristianaCare Pathology.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

“ChristianaCare and Delaware Clinical & Laboratory Physicians have long shared a deep commitment to serving our patients,” said Ken Silverstein, M.D.,  chief physician executive of ChristianaCare. “This integration will advance our ability to make a positive impact on the health of our patients through the hematology and pathology services we provide.”

ChristianaCare Hematology, located in ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute on the Christiana campus, will continue to provide care and service to its patients. Its closer alignment with ChristianaCare and The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, a National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program will ensure patients receive seamless and coordinated care, a release stated. This care includes cancer support services such as nurse navigation, psychological and social services, genetic counseling and nutritional services.

Hematologists in the practice have expertise in both cancerous and non-cancerous hematologic disorders, including sickle-cell disease and hemophilia. They specialize in patients diagnosed with blood disorders, thrombosis and blood cancers and provide medical oversight of the Bone Marrow Transplant program at ChristianaCare. 

Board-certified pathologists in Delaware Clinical & Laboratory Physicians have directed the pathology services at ChristianaCare for years.

The pathologists provide a range of services that include surgical pathology, cytopathology, molecular diagnostics and flow cytometry. All laboratory services are accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

Names of physicians from Delaware Clinical & Laboratory Physicians joining ChristianaCare:

Pathologists
Stephen Kramer, M.D.
Cynthia Flynn, M.D.
Phoebe Holmes, M.D.
Mary Iacocca, M.D.
Ming Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
William Kirby, M.D.
Randi LaPoint, M.D.
Thomas Chou, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematology physicians
Frank Beardell, M.D.
Scott Hall, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
Michael Lankiewicz, M.D.
R. Bradley Slease, M.D.
Peter Abdelmessieh, D.O.

ChristianaCare is Delaware’s largest healthcare system and the largest private employer in the state, with 12,000 employees.

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