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Texas Oncology to Expand Radiation Oncology Services in El Paso Through Acquisition from Del Sol Medical Center

EL PASO, Texas (June 15, 2022) – Texas Oncology announced today the expansion of its radiation oncology services in El Paso through an agreement to acquire the radiation assets at Del Sol Medical Center. The acquisition will enable Texas Oncology to offer an additional site that provides integrated, centralized care to patients whose comprehensive cancer treatment plans include radiation therapy. In addition to a linear accelerator that delivers external beam radiation treatment, the site—located at 10460 Vista Del Sol—also provides PET/CT, an important imaging tool used to diagnose and evaluate tumors.

“Our priority is providing compassionate and effective multidisciplinary cancer care to patients in the El Paso region,” said Inez Sanchez-Rivera, M.D., medical director of Texas Oncology in El Paso. “Adding the Del Sol Medical Center radiation services to Texas Oncology’s comprehensive array of services reflects our commitment to continue to meet the growing need for leading-edge cancer care in our community.”

“We are proud of the care we’ve provided to radiation oncology patients over the years, and we’re pleased to know that this effort with Texas Oncology will expand cancer care services to El Pasoans who need it,” said Brian Allen, chief operating officer of Del Sol Medical Center. “Texas Oncology is a long-time cancer care provider in the city, and this acquisition will help them provide that specialized care to even more patients.”

The transition will begin later this summer and will include a renovation project by Texas Oncology, which will require the location to close temporarily. Texas Oncology and Del Sol Medical Center will work collaboratively to seamlessly transition current patients, so their treatment continues without interruption. Patients will work with a clinical transition team to transfer their radiation treatment to one of Texas Oncology’s current locations until the site reopens later this year. Texas Oncology also is working with Del Sol Medical Center to transfer staff, as appropriate.

Texas Oncology has provided comprehensive cancer care in El Paso since 1996 and currently has 12 physicians on staff, including two radiation oncologists, Anu Gupta, M.D., and Stephanie Han, M.D. An additional radiation oncologist will join Texas Oncology in July.

The site will be Texas Oncology’s fourth location in El Paso. Current locations are:

For more information on Texas Oncology services in El Paso, please visit TexasOncology.com.

About Texas Oncology

Texas Oncology is an independent private practice with more than 525 physicians and 210 locations across the state. Meeting the oncology needs of Texans for more than 35 years, the practice includes Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Texas Breast Specialists, Texas Colon and Rectal Specialists, Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists, Texas Urology Specialists, Texas Imaging and Infusion Center, and Texas Center for Interventional Surgery. As a lead participant in US Oncology Research, Texas Oncology played a role in the development of more than 100 FDA-approved therapies. For more information, visit www.TexasOncology.com.

About Del Sol Medical Center

Del Sol Medical Center, located at 10301 Gateway West, is part of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, the leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region, with physicians, nurses and staff who are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care available. With 317 beds, this full-service acute care hospital offers comprehensive medical services in nearly every specialty including a certified stroke program, level II trauma services, and award-winning maternity and women’s care services. Del Sol Medical Center is also known for cutting-edge cardiovascular services, including a cardiac electrophysiology lab with Stereotaxis technology used to treat heart arrhythmia. For more information, please visit www.LPDSHealthcare.com.