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New Linear Accelerator Enhances Treatment at Wayne Cancer Center

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Wayne Cancer Center’s tumor-fighting linear accelerator has been upgraded to deliver radiation treatment more efficiently and reduce side effects in patients.

The upgrade is the result of a collaboration between Premier Health, Wayne HealthCare, and Dayton Physicians Network. The new accelerator will be welcomed with an open house Thursday, March 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Wayne Cancer Center, 1111 Sweitzer St., in Greenville.

Linear accelerators produce a range of very high energy radiation beams that are directed to deliver a radiation dose to the tumor inside the body. Wayne HealthCare’s upgraded linear accelerators will feature high-resolution CT imaging, robotics, and rapid dose delivery.

“We are pleased to partner with Wayne HealthCare and Dayton Physicians to unveil another advancement in care for the communities of Greenville and Darke County,” said Mary Boosalis, Premier Health president, and CEO. “This linear accelerator will strengthen the cancer-fighting capabilities of this health system and enhance the quality of life for local patients.”

“Providing cutting-edge cancer care to the communities we serve aligns with our mission to deliver the best possible quality care close to home,” said Wayne Deschambeau, President and CEO of Wayne HealthCare. “Thanks to the new, upgraded linear accelerator, our patients will have access to world-class radiation therapy, and because of the valued partnership we have with Premier Health and Dayton Physicians Network, together we are improving outcomes and making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients,” added Deschambeau.

The new linear accelerator will decrease treatment time for patients. It also will allow for more accurate treatments, said Ryan Steinmetz, MD, medical director of Premier Health’s radiation oncology program.

“Premier Health and Dayton Physicians Network, through our partnership, are committed to providing high-quality cancer care close to the healing comfort of home,” Dr. Steinmetz said.

As part of the initiative, linear accelerators have been upgraded at Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County and Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, with Greater Dayton Cancer Center in Kettering scheduled for an upgrade later this year.


About Premier Health

Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health ( has a mission to improve the health of the communities it serves. The health system has five hospital locations: Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with additional inpatient sites at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville and Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood; Atrium Medical Center in Middletown; and Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County. In addition, the health system offers a wide range of care choices, including virtual care; e-visits; a telestroke network and other telehealth options; an urgent care network; freestanding emergency departments; a large primary and specialty care network; and home health services. Premier Health is the second-largest employer in the region and the largest health care system in Southwest Ohio.

About Wayne HealthCare

Wayne HealthCare ( is a rural, 92-bed non-profit acute care hospital located in Greenville, Ohio. The hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to patients in Darke County and surrounding communities, including cancer care, telemedicine, perioperative services, and community wellness. With approximately 450 employees and 250 credentialed providers, Wayne HealthCare is proud to be an independent hospital in Southwest Ohio.

About Dayton Physicians Network (DPN)

Dayton Physicians Network is a private practice established in 2006 and currently has a staff comprised of 50 physicians and advanced practice providers with over 350 employees. DPN offers world-class cancer care and urology services in the communities they serve. DPN is a patient-centered specialty group that provides personalized patient care and is a top provider of cancer-related services, including hematology, medical and radiation oncology, urology, prescription services, clinical research, pathology, and diagnostic imaging. For more information about Dayton Physicians Network, please visit our website at and follow us on Twitter @DaytonDPN and Facebook- daytonphysiciansnetwork.

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