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Cornerstone Specialty Network provides long-term, sustainable value through an aggregated network of community-based oncology practices. Founded in 2016, Cornerstone Specialty Network’s mission is to provide value to Community Oncology practices in order to help maximize the quality of patient care.

About us

Founded in 2016, Cornerstone's mission is to provide value

to community-based oncology practices in order to help maximize the quality of patient care. The mission is focused on four corporate imperatives: 

Aggregation

Through network aggregation, Cornerstone delivers value added opportunities that support independence and long-term sustainability for community-based oncology practices.  We negotiate optional, contracted services on behalf of the network.  

Through network aggregation, Cornerstone delivers value added opportunities that support independence and long-term sustainability for community-based oncology practices.  We negotiate optional, contracted services on behalf of the network.

  • Drug distribution: Cornerstone has entered into a unique, first of its kind distribution agreement that can provide incremental value on drug purchases for member practices
  • Answering services: Cornerstone has negotiated discounted pricing with national service provider, PerfectServe, to address the lack of available personnel to answer the increase in the volume of calls from patients. Relevant services include answering service, physician scheduling platform and a patient communication platform
  • Telecommunications: Cornerstone has partnered with Velocity, a major telecommunications company in the United States that provides solutions and products across the telecommunications platform. This exclusive partnership leverages aggregation to provide cost savings, and 24/7 support through a domestic network of 5,500+ certified field technicians. Network members have access to a free audit of overall telecommunications expenditures with solutions to reduce overall cost. Digital signage and media solutions are also available
  • Best practices Through its network, Cornerstone has access to track best-in-class practices across other community-based oncology practices. These practices span clinical practice patterns and key business metrics. Member practices can also participate in moderated network forums to discuss key business issues

Value services

Cornerstone is committed to its mission of providing value to community-based oncology practices in order to help maximize the quality of patient care.  It offers services to help maximize value in practice operations.

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Real Estate

Real estate: One of the largest costs a practice will experience is the cost of office and clinical real estate.  A focus on facility efficiency can provide significant benefits to every member practice. Cornerstone has partnered with an expert in healthcare real estate to provide the following services: 

  • Real estate assessment (owned or leased): Customized output report that shows areas of savings, opportunities, or verification of cost (and/or rent) specific to the practice
  • Lease evaluations: Identification of opportunities for long-term savings, or points of negotiation for future lease renewals
  • Real estate development and alternate ownership models: Project management as the facility is being planned and development implemented. Services available through Cornerstone and its partner can drive the schedule, control the budget and ensure the quality of design and construction remains intact. Beyond development, experience also includes executing real estate joint ventures to link the hospital and physician group(s) for market share strategies; equity funding; and managing the development process for the owner without equity
  • Membership in Cornerstone Asset Partners, LLC (CAP) – CAP is the only entity of its kind for community oncology practices and was formed to efficiently aggregate real estate, and related services, across its membership
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Wellcorner

wellCORNER was created specifically, with oncology healthcare professionals, to help oncology patients understand hemp based products and to offer patients products that we trust. 

wellCORNER’s mission is to provide patients access to scientifically reviewed information about hemp based products, as well as access to high-quality hemp products.

We partner with oncology healthcare professionals to develop products and provide patient education specifically for oncology patients.

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WellCORNER Mission

wellCORNER’s mission is to provide access to science-based, high-quality products that are specifically designed to help cancer patients and their caregivers

Benefits To Physicians:

  • HCP reviewed education and wellness product recommendations
  • Discounts on retail prices
  • Symptom tracking over time
  • Direct order shipment to patient

Benefits To Patients:

  • Turn-key value offering to patients
  • Time savings on patient education 
  • Technology based supported by practice advocates
  • Secure, HIPAA compliant, system
  • Rebates available 

Value Services

Cornerstone is committed to its mission of providing value to community-based oncology practices in order to help maximize the quality of patient care.  It offers services to help maximize value in practice operations.

01

Real Estate

One of the largest costs a practice will experience is the cost of office and clinical real estate.  A focus on facility efficiency can provide significant benefits to every member

Practice

Cornerstone has partnered with an expert in healthcare real estate to provide the following services: 

  • Real estate assessment (owned or leased): Customized output report that shows areas of savings, opportunities, or verification of cost (and/or rent) specific to the practice
  • Lease evaluations: Identification of opportunities for long-term savings, or points of negotiation for future lease renewals
  • Real estate delopment and alternate ownership models:  Project management as the facility is being planned and development implemented. Services available through Cornerstone and its partner can drive the schedule, control the budget and ensure the quality of design and construction remains intact. Beyond development, experience also includes executing real estate joint ventures to link the hospital and physician group(s) for market share strategies; equity funding; and managing the development process for the owner without equity
  • Membership in Cornerstone Asset Partners, LLC (CAP) – CAP is the only entity of its kind for community oncology practices and was formed to efficiently aggregate real estate, and related services, across its membership
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WellCORNER Mission

wellCORNER’s mission is to provide access to science-based, high-quality products that are specifically designed to help cancer patients and their caregivers

Benefits To Patients:

  • HCP reviewed education and wellness product recommendations
  • Discounts on retail prices
  • Symptom tracking over time
  • Direct order shipment to patient

Benefits To Patients:

  • Turn-key value offering to patients
  • Time savings on patient education 
  • Technology based supported by practice advocates
  • Secure, HIPAA compliant, system
  • Rebates available 

HCP Educational Programs

Cornerstone is committed to its mission of providing value to community-based oncology practices in order to help maximize the quality of patient care.  It offers services to help maximize value in practice operations.

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Data reviews

The stream of newly published data in oncology is constantly evolving. The key question is: How does this apply to community-based oncology clinical practice right now? As a service to its members, Cornerstone hosts clinical data review symposia to highlight specific studies from major medical conferences and creates discussion forums on how new clinical practices can be implemented in the community setting.

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Community
oncology fellowship advancement

Community oncology fellowship advancement initiative (COFAI): This newly created program is specifically for oncologists who are new to community-based oncology. COFAI is an exclusive series of educational web conferences launching in 2022. The content is created by community-based oncology practice leaders from the medical and practice management perspectives with a goal to accelerate quality patient care in the community setting.

  • Provides content bridges from practicing medicine in an academic setting to a community setting
  • Focuses on business concepts in the community-based oncology practice (maximizing drug coverage for patients, efficiently working with payers and effective business decision making) as well as personal and career considerations

To learn more about COFAI, please contact:

Partner Projects

Cornerstone collaborates with a select number of strategic partners who sponsor programs of which network members can participate.

  • Innovative market research programs: Cornerstone offers focus groups, advisory boards, surveys, long-term research initiatives, panel discussions, and data collection
  • Practice Manager Roundtables
  • National Surveys
  • Longitudinal data set analysis that helps practices understand nuances to care in the community-based oncology setting: Drug coverage, pathway compliance, and clinical practice patterns
  •  Fair market value honorarium for market research projects is offered to eligible registrants who choose to participate. 

Read the Latest Updates

July 2021

May 2021

Breast Cancer Symposium: May 2021

Program Overview: Over 75 Oncology HCPs joined Cornerstone for a virtual Breast Cancer Symposium on May 15, 2021.  The program was chaired by Dr. Edith A.

March 2021

February 2021