GPTC will be staffed with physicians and other medical professionals from Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Healthcare who have the necessary expertise in radiation oncology and proton therapy to operate a world-class facility.
Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute (Winship at Emory) evaluates and cares for over 15,000 new patients a year and is one of only 69 NCI-designated cancer centers in the U.S. This elite designation places Winship at Emory in the top 5% of all U.S. cancer centers and is at the forefront of the battle against cancer. Winship at Emory is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Georgia. Being an NCI-designated cancer center means that Winship’s scientists and physicians work with nurses and other medical professionals to use new scientific discoveries to tenable the very best management of cancer patients. This work applies to improving imaging and laboratory procedures, surgical approaches, and the development of better anti-cancer medications and better radiotherapy approaches, including proton therapy.
U.S. News & World Report lists Winship at Emory as one of the top-ranked cancer programs in the nation. Winship at Emory serves as the coordinating center for all cancer research, education, and care for both Emory Healthcare and the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University.
Emory Healthcare is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive academic healthcare system in Georgia, with more than 2,000 doctors and 200 locations, including 6 hospitals and primary care, urgent care, and MinuteClinic locations throughout Atlanta. Emory University Hospital was ranked #1 in metro Atlanta and in the state of Georgia in the 2016-2017 U.S. News and World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” rankings. Emory University School of Medicine ranks nationally in funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), making it one of the fastest-growing recipients of NIH awards in the country.
Varian Medical Systems
The center will be equipped with the Varian ProBeam proton therapy system. Varian is a worldwide manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. GPTC has also entered into an Operations and Maintenance Agreement with Varian to provide certain ongoing operations, maintenance and support services for the Proton System.
Brasfield & Gorrie
Brasfield & Gorrie L.L.C. (B&G) will be the general contractor for the center. B&G is one of the nation’s largest privately-held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build and construction management services for a variety of markets, including the healthcare market. B&G has completed more than 1,500 healthcare projects across the country, including approximately 57 oncology/cancer facilities. In addition, the B&G is well established in the Atlanta market, having previously completed more than 30 construction projects in the region.
GPTC has engaged Signet Development, Ltd. as GPTC’s representative in the supervision and management of the planning, development and construction management for the project. During the course of development of the center, GPTC will be assisted by Signet in the following areas: design and pre-construction, permitting, construction management, equipment installation and other support as necessary to ensure the on-time and on-budget delivery of the project. Signet is an industry-leading, full-service real estate development and construction management firm with extensive experience in healthcare project delivery. Since its founding in 1995, Signet has successfully managed more than $4.5 billion in real estate development and project management throughout the U.S. The development of GPTC marks the third proton therapy project Signet has managed.
Provident Resources Group
Georgia Proton Treatment Center will be organized and operated as a nonprofit organization sponsored by Provident Resources Group Inc. in furtherance of its charitable purposes which include activities, programs and services that serve to promote and advance health within the communities served by Provident, including the development, construction, acquisition, ownership, management, maintenance, and operation of hospital facilities, medical clinics, rehabilitative care facilities, pediatric facilities, medical research and diagnostic facilities, medical training and educational facilities, and other types of inpatient or outpatient facilities through which healthcare and healthcare related services, programs and activities may be pursued. More information about Provident may be found at http://www.provident.org/.