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Aptium Oncology Names New Chief Operating Officer


6/9/2009 9:52:09 AM

Paul O'Dea, VP and Executive Director of Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center Appointed COO

LOS ANGELES, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aptium Oncology today announced the appointment of Paul R. O'Dea to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). O'Dea was formerly Vice President, Aptium Oncology and Executive Director, Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center, part of the Aptium network of hospital-based cancer centers. The appointment was effective June 1, 2009.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090608/DC28167)

"Paul has consistently distinguished himself throughout his 20-year career with Aptium Oncology," says Peter Jessup, Chief Executive Officer, Aptium Oncology. "His leadership abilities, combined with his extensive knowledge and keenly strategic insights into our operations will be a tremendous asset that stand him in good stead for this position. I'm confident that Aptium's commitment to advancing comprehensive cancer services and patient care of the highest quality will continue to thrive with Paul as our COO."

O'Dea joined Aptium Oncology in 1989 as Pharmacy Director of Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center (CSOCC) at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, California. He was appointed the Center's Associate Executive Director of Operations in 1996, and promoted to Executive Director of Operations in 1997.

"I appreciate the many opportunities provided to me throughout my career with Aptium Oncology and look forward to bringing that experience to the COO position through operational excellence, enhanced patient care and business value," says O'Dea. "With its innovative offering of comprehensive patient care services, ongoing process improvements and new programs, Aptium is well positioned to help achieve better lives for cancer patients and their families."

Prior to joining Aptium Oncology, O'Dea held pharmacy positions with several prestigious health care institutions including nine years with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1969. O'Dea has published and presented extensively. He is also a member of numerous professional organizations including the California Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, Health Care Executives of Southern California and the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Association of Cancer Executives, and a delegate member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

About Aptium Oncology

Aptium Oncology has 25 years of experience managing outpatient oncology services at leading medical institutions throughout the United States. Aptium Oncology is a pioneer in designing, building and managing comprehensive cancer centers with a steadfast vision to transform cancer care environments by bringing every necessary service to one central place. The intent of this single place is to help patients achieve longer, better lives. Aptium Oncology's corporate headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit www.aptiumoncology.com.

CONTACT: Jo Maranan of Aptium Oncology, +1-323-966-3590, +1-323-966-3688,
jmaranan@aptiumoncology.com

Web site: http://www.aptiumoncology.com/



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