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As we forge ahead into 2016, I am excited to share some of the details about new developments here at Chesapeake Urology that will help us continue to offer exceptional care for our patients, and to keep you abreast of events, such as educational seminars and community outreach programs.
In April, we will consolidate our Clinton and White Plains offices and move to a larger and more modern office. Located in in Brandywine, MD, this brand new facility will occupy 13,500 square feet. It will include a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) containing several integrated operating rooms for outpatient surgery. Later in the year, we will be opening another equally impressive office and ASC in Hanover, MD/Anne Arundel County.
To ensure that our patients have access to timely appointments, we hope to add four new physicians to our staff in the early Fall. We will be introducing them to you in our next newsletter.
In addition to our constant drive to improve our patient care and facilities, our passion to give back to our community also remains strong. It’s hard to believe that 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge/Baltimore (ZPCC), which began at Chesapeake Urology and is now in 36 other cities across the nation. (A urology group that serves patients in those cities supports each of those races.)
Through the ZPCC, we will continue to raise funds towards research, education, awareness and screenings. True to our steadfast commitment to the health of all men, we will keep offering free prostate cancer screenings to men in need throughout the Baltimore region. Over the past 10 years we have provided free testing to more than 6,000 men, along with help for those who may have tested positive.
I am very proud that our ZPCC events have raised enough to fully endow our permanent prostate cancer research scholarship through the American Urological Association’s Urology Care Foundation. In 2015, the scholarship endowment was fully funded to $1 million dollars, and I am thrilled that in that same year, an advanced prostate cancer researcher was awarded the Chesapeake Urology Prostate Cancer Research Scholar Award. The full article is featured below.
And there’s more to be proud of.
Our programs for localized and advanced stage prostate cancer are among the most comprehensive in the State. Our clinical trials program, one of the most extensive in the country among urology practices, continues to grow in scope and currently conducts more than 30 clinical trials for prostate cancer treatments.
Thank you for entrusting your urologic care to Chesapeake Urology, and thank you also for helping to make us the leading urology practice in the nation.
Dr. Sanford J. Siegel