Navitas Opens New Cancer Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque in Conjunction With New Mexico Cancer Centers

Thursday, September 13, 2007 General News
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DENVER, Sept. 12 Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers ofAmerica, Inc. ("Navitas"), the market leader in providing integrated andcomprehensive cancer rehabilitation services, is pleased to announce that ithas opened a new center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Albuquerque Centerhas been established in cooperation with New Mexico Oncology HematologyConsultants, Ltd., (NMOHC) the largest independent oncology and hematologypractice in the State of New Mexico. Within the Albuquerque Center, Navitasprovides an integrated set of rehabilitation services designed specificallyfor cancer patients and survivors. These services include physical therapy,prescriptive exercise, lymphedema therapy, and psychological services, amongothers, all provided within a single location and in a highly personalized andintegrated manner.

While initially operating at 7007 Wyoming Boulevard NE, the Center will bepermanently housed within the New Mexico Cancer Center, NMOHC's largestpractice location, by the fourth quarter of 2007. The Center will be able toprovide services to hundreds of people undergoing cancer treatment and willemploy a team of clinicians and rehabilitative specialists from variousdisciplines. The Albuquerque site marks the third Navitas location, joiningthe company's others in Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah.

"We are excited to expand our services to the cancer patients andsurvivors in New Mexico," said Paul Barnes, Ph.D., President and CEO forNavitas. "Our relationship with NMOHCC gives us a great opportunity todeliver needed rehabilitative services to patients in conjunction with theircancer treatment. We believe our services will allow patients to bettertolerate their cancer treatment, provide significant relief from the sideeffects of cancer and its treatment, and help ease the transition to cancersurvivorship, both physically and emotionally."

"Navitas brings a long-needed set of rehabilitative services that willcomplement the cancer care that our oncologists provide, "said BarbaraMcAneny, M.D., CEO of NMOHCC and Board Member of the American Society ofClinical Oncology. The fact that the Navitas protocols are evidence-based andbuilt specifically for cancer patients was a critical factor for our decisionto support this program. I think the co-location in our cancer center in thefall will only increase our ability to integrate care."

About Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America

Founded in 2003, Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America( developed an evidence-based approach to providingrehabilitation and supportive therapies to people with cancer. Navitasprovides these services on a free-standing basis as well as throughcommunity-based and hospital-based oncology centers and practices. The Navitasvision is to make supportive and rehabilitation services a standard componentof the cancer treatment plan through the development of a robust,multi-disciplinary clinical program and demonstrated outcomes for patients andphysicians. Navitas is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

About The New Mexico Cancer Center

The physicians of the New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, Ltdcomprise NMOHCC. It is Albuquerque's first freestanding cancer treatmentfacility and provides multidisciplinary cancer treatments, includingchemotherapy and radiation. NMOHCC is committed to bringing state-of-the-arttechnology and the latest therapies to cancer patients throughout New Mexico.The medical team practices in several regions of the state, includingAlbuquerque, Silver City, Farmington, Ruidoso, and Gallup. Media Contact: Paul Barnes 303-865-7840

SOURCE Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America, Inc.

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