NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7 Ambulatory Services of America,Inc. announced that it had completed the purchase of additional interests inROSA of Georgia, LLC, a joint venture between ASA's subsidiary, RadiationOncology Services of America, Inc., and American Oncology Associates, LLC.Following the purchase, Radiation Oncology Services of America will own amajority interest in ROSA of Georgia.
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ROSA of Georgia offers state-of-the-art cancer treatment services,including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiationtherapy (IGRT) and high dose rate brachytherapy in its outpatient facilities.The joint venture was formed in March 2007; it owns and operates eightradiation oncology centers in Georgia and Florida. Four of ROSA of Georgia'sfacilities are affiliated with the Georgia Center for Total Cancer Care, thelargest provider of oncology/hematology services in the Southeast and anational leader in cancer treatment and research. American ProfessionalAssociates, LLC -- a physician practice including 16 radiation oncologists --will continue to provide physician services to patients being treated at thefacilities and to serve as medical director of the facilities.
"As our relationship with ASA and ROSA has grown and matured, we have seenfirsthand the benefits of having a strong, national company as a partner,"said Dale McCord, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of AmericanProfessional Associates and American Oncology Associates. "We look forward totransitioning to the next phase of that relationship."
Timothy Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of ASA, said, "Ourpartnership with American Oncology Associates has helped to raise the bar onclinical performance for the industry. Providing the highest quality of carefor our patients remains our mission, and ROSA of Georgia will continue to befocused on bringing the best treatment and service to cancer patients inGeorgia and the Florida panhandle."
Ambulatory Services of America, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, isa diversified health care services company that provides alternative siteservices in partnership with physicians. ASA, through its primarysubsidiaries Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. and InnovativeDialysis Systems, Inc., owns and operates 17 radiation oncology centers and 44dialysis centers in eleven states and the territory of Guam.
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