The US Oncology Network COVID-19 Response
The COVID-19 pandemic affected all Americans and put unprecedented strains on the U.S. healthcare system, including The US Oncology Network’s more than 450 community-based cancer facilities across 25 states. As COVID-19 spread across the country, oncology patient volumes dropped, non-emergent procedures were halted, and treatment regimens were disrupted. With COVID-19 increasing expenses and decreasing patient volumes, practices in The Network experienced significant financial pressures. Committed to supporting member practices, The Network promised to give practices the tools they needed to safeguard patient and staff safety, optimize patient care, and keep their doors open. The Network delivered on its promise. Not only did all the practices in The Network survive, but many of the practices were also able to achieve the financial performance goals they had set before the pandemic.