Florida Cancer Specialists Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New $10 Million Gainesville Cancer Center Delivers Comprehensive Care in Community Setting

Florida Cancer Specialists & The Cancer Center at North Florida Regional Healthcare Partner to Provide Broad Range of Services Under One Roof


Gainesville, FL – June 13, 2016……… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) ), the largest independent hematology/medical oncology practice in the United States, announced the opening of its new location, the Gainesville Cancer Center, 6420 West Newberry Road – East Wing, Suite 100. The new state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer facility, which more than doubles the size of the previous FCS office, is an expansion of The Cancer Center at North Florida Regional Healthcare (NFRH) and brings medical oncology services under the same roof as radiation oncology, as well as ancillary services, such as patient navigation, acupuncture and support groups.

FCS Executive Board Member Dr. Lucio Gordan, who also serves as Medical Director of Informatics for Florida Cancer Specialists, said, “This new facility increases our ability to offer unique, state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary oncology treatments in a more comfortable and convenient setting so that we can deliver personalized cancer therapies and provide renewed hope to the more than 7,000 patient visits each month in Gainesville. Coupled with our cutting-edge clinical trials program, which is offered through a strategic partnership with Sarah Cannon, this approach allows us to bring the most advanced cancer treatments available to our patients.”

FCS CEO Bradley Prechtl added, “This new comprehensive cancer center is another example of our commitment to serving and supporting our patients in communities, both large and small, throughout Florida. This facility will bring a wide range of treatments and services all under one roof, optimizing convenience for our patients in the Gainesville community.”

Dr. William Harwin, Founder & President of FCS, said, “The healthcare industry is placing more emphasis on a patient-centric delivery model that includes higher quality and better located facilities. In conjunction with our partners at North Florida Radiation Oncology and The Cancer Center at North Florida Regional Healthcare, we can now offer patients the utmost in functional, modern space and cutting-edge technologies. We are committed to setting a new standard in cancer treatment and demonstrating the true power of what community oncology can be.”

The Gainesville Cancer Center was built in coordination with NFRH and North Florida Radiation Oncology to provide comprehensive services situated in a convenient central location. The new center was also planned with the input of a group of cancer patients from Florida Cancer Specialists and North Florida Radiation Oncology (NFRO), who advised the design team from the patients’ point of view.

Gainesville Cancer Center utilizes evidence-based design to achieve functional and aesthetic outcomes that increase operational efficiencies for providers while also creating environments that enhance patient experiences and reduce stress. Empirical evidence supports the process of involving multiple parties and considering factors such as stress, efficiency, safety, privacy, and noise in design. These factors impact a broad range of patient emotions and the resultant healing process.

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About Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute: (FLCancer.com)
Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. With over 180 physicians, 150 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and over 90 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings close to home.

Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, FCS offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. 70% of new cancer drugs approved in 2015 for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials conducted with FCS participation*. Our physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report. Trained in such prestigious medical schools and research institutes as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Emory, M.D. Anderson, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the physicians of Florida Cancer Specialists provide leadership and consultation in the state's leading hospitals.

FCS serves patients on the Gulf Coast from Naples to the greater Tampa Bay area, north as far as Tallahassee, in Orlando and surrounding Central Florida communities, and on the East Coast in Daytona/Palm Coast, Vero Beach/Sebastian and in Palm Beach County.

Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research and cutting-edge technologies that help advance targeted treatments and genetically-based immunotherapies, and embodied by our outstanding team of highly-trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.

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