Cancer Care

Through the Alliance, we are combining the best of both organizations, to provide compassionate, multidisciplinary cancer care that is grounded in research, quality and accessibility.

To achieve the vision, Bon Secours Mercy Health and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute’s (OSUCCC – James) are working together to enhance and expand the scope of oncology care provided throughout our communities by developing an integrated and collaborative oncological health care delivery system that will provide high-quality, cost-effective cancer care services to all patients and families.

The Alliance in Action: Strengthening Cancer Care in our Communities

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio and Mercy Health – Lorain Cancer Center in Elyria, Ohio are now both affiliated with OSUCCC – James’ The James Cancer Network.

Through the affiliation, communities benefit with:

  • Access to the sub-specialized clinical expertise of OSUCCC – James while remaining close to home through their cancer treatment journey
  • The latest in research clinical trials
  • Access to world class cancer specialist through tele-consults

Driving Change in Cancer Care

The OSUCCC – James is one of only 51 cancer programs in the United States designated as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) comprehensive cancer center. With more than 200 oncologists, each of whom specializes in just one type of cancer, the OSUCCC – James offers expert sub-specialization, which leads to more productive integration with cancer research and, ultimately, to better outcomes.

The cancer programs of Mercy Health in Lorain and Lima provide integrated multidisciplinary care and are accredited by the nationally recognized Commission on Cancer. Using leading-edge technology, the teams collaborate to provide evidence-based care to optimize recovery and survival rates. These outcomes will only be strengthened through the affiliation with The James Cancer Network, as the oncology program collaborates with experts at the OSUCCC – James to enhance the cancer care of patients by increasing and strengthening services offered in the Lima and Lorain community, providing streamlined continuity of care, and increasing awareness and access to clinical trials and research.