American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) announces the opening of Messino Cancer Centers. The physicians, serving the Western North Carolina region for 30 years, joined AON, effective Jan. 1, 2020. AON is an alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders uniting to ensure the long-term success of community oncology.

Messino Cancer Centers (MCC) is providing care at its primary site located at 551 Brevard Road in Asheville. New locations in Brevard, Franklin and Spruce Pine will open later this month, with locations in Marion and Sylva opening later in Q1 2020.

The MCC team includes 14 medical oncologists and 16 physician assistants and nurse practitioners who provide a comprehensive range of treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. Through this partnership, the MCC physician-led teams, will enhance the services offered to patients, with advanced diagnostic technologies, an expanded oral oncolytic outpatient pharmacy providing home delivery of medications, pathology and central laboratory services, and 24/7 care management support.

AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA stated, “Messino Cancer Centers is a highly respected practice recognized for delivering exemplary, patient-centric care in the community. We are delighted to welcome the entire MCC family to AON.”

AON Board Member & Chairman Dr. Stephen Orman added, “The MCC physicians are dedicated to providing the residents of Western North Carolina convenient access to cutting-edge cancer care.”

“Working with AON, we look forward to continuing to build upon our 30-year history of providing the highest quality cancer care that is based on research and delivered with compassion and kindness in consideration of each patient as a unique individual,” said Medical Oncologist Dr. Michael Messino, who founded MCC.

MCC Medical Oncologist Dr. Christopher Chay said, “This partnership enables us to gain access to vital support for activities that are critical to delivering true value-based care. In turn, my colleagues and I can continue to make the best decisions for our patients and staff.”

With a mission to ensure that everyone has access to exceptional cancer care, AON was founded by well-respected leaders in the oncology community with decades of experience helping oncology practices to thrive by providing proven solutions.

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