The Oncology Institute Nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Panel & Awards

The Oncology Institute (“TOI”) is proud to announce the company’s nomination for Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Panel & Awards. This event honors the accomplishments of individuals and organizations that have made great strides in providing leading-edge healthcare.

The event is set to bring together L.A.’s most elite industry officials for a panel discussion about the state of healthcare and delivery of care in Southern California. Finalists and winners will be announced at a virtual event on Wednesday, August 18th. Additionally, the August 16th edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal will showcase this year’s nominees, followed by the August 23rd edition profiling all this year’s finalists and winners.

TOI is honored to be considered for this prestigious nomination that recognizes leaders and teams of healthcare organizations making key decisions to improve the communities we serve.

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TOI CEO Nominated for Los Angeles Times’ CEO & CFO Leadership Awards

The Oncology Institute (“TOI”) is proud to announce that our CEO, Brad Hively, has been named as a nominee for the LA Times’ CEO & CFO Leadership Awards. Mr. Hively has over 20 years of executive leadership and healthcare experience and has led TOI through several important milestones, including the recent announcement that TOI will become a publicly traded company. Prior to TOI, Brad led physician groups at Health Essentials and Heritage Provider Network and served on the Boards of The Oncology Institute, Biorasi, Patient Care America, and American Access Care.

Hively has long been a proponent of value-based healthcare and understood the potential it had, specifically in oncology. During his tenure, TOI has entered 3 new markets, taken responsibility for more than 500,000 new patient lives, developed a one-of-a-kind outpatient stem cell transplant program, and launched a best-in-class outpatient infusion program.

The 2021 CEO & CFO Leadership Awards are presented to leadership professionals in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing Team for outstanding professional contributions to their organization. All honorees will be announced at a virtual event taking place on August 5, 2021.

You can also read about our CFO’s recent nomination for Orange County Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards here.

Dr. Omkar Marathe Receives Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year

The Oncology Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Omkar Marathe was recognized as the Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year from the St. Mary Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Marathe has been a member of the St. Mary faculty for five years and previously received this award back in 2017. The Internal Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program for doctors who have completed medical school and are training for their specialty in internal medicine.

When asked what interested him in teaching Dr. Marathe had this to say, “Teaching others gives us the opportunity to contribute to the future physicians of the field and helps us teachers to stay on top of the field and solidify our own mastery.”

As a teacher, Dr. Marathe values the opportunity to fuel a passion for hematology and oncology among internal medicine residents. Whether it’s for broadening the knowledge of his students or inspiring them to pursue a career as a Hematologist or Medical Oncologist. For Dr. Marathe, this field may be challenging, but he believes there is no career more gratifying or fulfilling.

In addition to being an award-winning physician, Dr. Marathe’s most recent abstract was highlighted by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). You can read his abstract here.

To book an appointment with Dr. Marathe, or any of our more than 50 physicians, visit us here.

TOI CFO Nominated as One of the Top Financial Professionals in Orange County

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is proud to announce that our CFO, Scott Dalgleish, has been nominated for the CFO of the Year Awards. Mr. Dalgleish has over 20 years of financial experience and has led financial teams at Providence Health and DaVita, following a career in private equity and investment banking.

The 2021 CFO of the Year Awards are presented to financial professionals in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal for outstanding performance as corporate stewards for the preceding fiscal year. Scott Dalgleish is one of many nominees across five categories. The winners will be announced at the 14th Annual CFO of the Year Awards Dinner & Gala on September 28, 2021 at the Irvine Marriot.

5 Reasons Why Men Should Go to the Doctor

Men’s Health Month may have come to a close, but your health deserves attention year-round. Unfortunately, many men put off visiting the doctor to discuss health concerns or get their regular checkups. A survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic found that only half of the nearly 1,200 adult men surveyed got regular check-ups.1 There are many reasons men cite for not going to the doctor, including fear and embarrassment. There are so many reasons why men SHOULD visit the doctor regularly, however. Here are just a few:

  • Monitor your vitals

Visiting your doctor will help you monitor your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. If you have high blood sugar or cholesterol, you’ll be able to get it under control with the help of your doctor before it spirals out of control into something more serious.

  • Early detection of serious diseases or ailments

When you visit with your doctor, you will be able to work together to determine if a health issue you’re currently dealing with could be a symptom of something more serious. If you are urinating more frequently, for example, tell your doctor about it as this could be a symptom of prostate cancer.

  • Heart health

According to the American Heart Association, Coronary Heart Disease generally affects more men than women under 50. Nearly 1 in 6 men will die from coronary heart disease.2 Seeing a doctor will help ensure that your heart is in good shape and working as it should.

  • Better lifestyle choices

Seeing a doctor not only helps you avoid any ugly surprises down the road, but it can also help hold you accountable when it comes to making better lifestyle choices like increasing physical activity and improving your diet.

  • Getting answers to health-related questions

If you have a health question or concern, the best person to consult with is your doctor. When it comes to maintaining your health, they are your first line of defense. Remember your doctor is here to help you stay happy and healthy.

Bradley Gill, a Cleveland Clinic urologist, provides these words of encouragement for men who are reluctant about visiting the doctor: “you rotate your tires, you change your oil…What you don’t want to do is wait until there’s smoke coming out from under the hood and the car stops running. The same thing goes for men’s health.”3

References

  1. https://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/2019/09/04/cleveland-clinic-survey-men-will-do-almost-anything-to-avoid-going-to-the-doctor/
  2. https://heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/what-is-cardiovascular-disease/coronary-artery-disease
  3. https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2019/survey-men-avoiding-doctors.html

5 Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer

Thousands of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone. Here are 5 fast facts you should know about its symptoms, when to get screened, and how common this cancer is.

  1. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. It is the second most common cancer in men worldwide.1

  2. Men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than colon, kidney, melanoma, and stomach cancers combined.2

  3. There are typically no symptoms of early-stage prostate cancer, so getting screened is crucial, especially if you’re over 40 years old.

  4. If symptoms are present, they may include3:

    • Need to urinate more frequently
    • Difficulty urinating
    • Blood in urine or semen
  5. You are more at risk for prostate cancer if:

    • You are over the age of 50
    • You are African American
    • You have a family history of prostate cancer

Talk to your physician about screening for prostate cancer. The overall five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is around 99% when diagnosed early.4

References

  1. https://cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/key-statistics.html
  2. https://pcf.org/c/top-10-things-you-should-know-about-prostate-cancer/
  3. https://zerocancer.org/learn/about-prostate-cancer/facts-statistics/
  4. https://verywellhealth.com/top-cancers-causing-death-in-men-2248874/