The Genesis Healthcare System is in the process of opening an entire unit dedicated to the treatment of cancer patients. Previously, patients have been treated in a variety of inpatient areas throughout the hospitals. According to Dr Carl G. Schowengerdt, medical director of Genesis Inpatient Cancer Services, the unit will allow them to focus their efforts on treating cancer patients with the highest quality of care. The health care system also announced their partnership with the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in Columbus. The partnership will involve the sharing of The James' extensive knowledge in cancer treatment as well as provide the Genesis staff access to their training programs and protocols for treatment.