Contact: Kate Darden, BHS Vice President, Marketing
205-715-5196/Kate.Darden@bhsala.com

Julie B. Wall, Markstein
205-323-8208/Julie@markstein.co

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – August 4, 2015-Baptist Health System is pleased to introduce TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy System from Varian Medical Systems to its cancer service offerings at Princeton Baptist Medical Center (Princeton). Physicians at Princeton’s Cancer Center are utilizing TrueBeam™, in addition to other leading edge cancer technologies, to deliver a personalized, innovative approach to the quality care and comprehensive patient experience they deliver.

TrueBeam™ is a high-precision radiotherapy treatment that sends a beam of radiation to the tumor while preserving the healthy surrounding tissue. TrueBeam™ can treat cancer anywhere in the body, including the lungs, breast, prostate and head and neck. The sophisticated technology of TrueBeam™ delivers a more powerful cancer treatment with pinpoint accuracy. TrueBeam™ exhibits advanced imaging and motion management technologies and maintains accuracy with its respiratory gating option for synchronizing beam delivery with a tumor in motion.

TrueBeam™ uses its intuitive visual cues to enhance the patient experience by reducing operation times, improving comfort and, ultimately, allowing the patient to spend less time on the table. TrueBeam’s™ sophisticated engineering allows for treatment with fewer factions in greater doses cutting a typical 30-minute treatment down to five minutes or less for some tumor sites.

“At Princeton’s Cancer Center, we are committed to providing optimal experiences for our patients, and this means utilizing the newest technologies on the market,” said Clinton Holladay, M.D., radiation oncologist at Princeton’s Cancer Center. “TrueBeam™ is designed for patient comfort. It is fast and precise, which means shorter treatment times and less interruption in our patient’s daily lives. The addition of TrueBeam™ enhances our ability to deliver on our commitment to provide a highly personalized, quality experience for our patients using the newest technologies available in cancer care.”

To learn more about cancer care at Princeton, please call 205-783-3243 or visit http://baptisthealthalabama.org/Cancer.

About Baptist Health System

Baptist Health System, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, provides healthcare services to communities in the greater Birmingham Alabama area through its equity ownership in a joint venture with Tenet Healthcare. As part of this joint venture, Baptist Health System appoints half of the joint venture's Board of Directors. Additionally, Baptist Health System provides administrative and other support to the Baptist Health Foundation. Baptist Health System is a ministry of the churches of the Birmingham Baptist Association whose representatives elect its Board of Trustees. It was founded in 1922 by a group of local Baptist congregations.

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