Parker County Today May 2017 - Page 50

our biz: PROFESSIONAL WISDOM Talk with the Business Titans Ray Page — President and Director of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders PCT: What does your business look like? RP: We are a comprehensive cancer center with 10 locations in Fort Worth and surrounding counties, including Parker County for the past 22 years. We have 28 clinicians and 175 employees that provide services in medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, surgi- cal oncology, clinical trials, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging and many other ancillary services. The Center has always been an early adopter and innovator practice. PCT: What is special about the business of your practice? RP: This year our practice just won the ”Foley Award” at the Cancer Center Business Summit, recognizing us as the single most innovative oncology practice in the United States. Also, a few months ago FW Inc. Magazine named The Center as one of the best 8 companies to work for in Fort Worth. This is a reflection of the extremely dedicated employees we have that focus their work to benefit our cancer patients. 48 PCT: What makes your practice stand apart in innovation? RP: We have an outstanding business model where as a privately owned practice, our doctors have an investment holding company. Instead of taking big dollars home, we’d rather invest those big dollars in technology and innovation to benefit our patients. On the business side, The Center has been at the national forefront in developing new patient care and payment models in oncology. We have numerous publications with our work on the development of Patient-Centered Oncology Medical Home models, episode of care and bundled payment models, and the design and use of evidence- based treatment pathways and patient triage management pathways. We also always aggressively stay at the forefront of cancer research bringing promising experimental drugs locally to our patients through clinical trials. PCT: What do you do in your day to day? RP: Jokingly, but it is true, I spend three days a week taking care of cancer patients in Weatherford, and I spend the other four days of the week doing practice business, cancer research, extensive medical society work, hospital committee work, teaching, speaking, writing scientific papers, writing policy, and doing legislative work and advo- cacy for our cancer patients. BY MISTY BROWNING