For all you astute observers of Texas healthcare, Houston’s renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center is exploring entering the San Antonio market.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that the University of Texas Health Science Center “has launched discussions” with MD Anderson (which is also part of the UT system) to expand its cancer services three hours west, allowing San Antonio residents to receive care closer to home. The executive vice chancellor confirmed the discussions.
Neither health system had much else to say about the specifics of matter, citing the preliminary nature of the discussions. But it’s a similar strategy seen in other markets with other health providers. In Dallas, the most notable is the Cleveland Clinic’s arrangement with two Baylor Scott & White heart hospitals, which allows Cleveland patients to receive that same caliber of care in Dallas, which may be closer to where the patients are located.