April 1, 2011

Tampa Bay area company news, notes and announcements
St. Petersburg Times – April 1
Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, has been named to the 2011 NAFE Top 50 Companies and 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives.

Nevada Cancer Institute director leaves post
Las Vegas Sun – April 1
Ruckdeschel joined the organization in 2009 after running the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, building it into the third-largest cancer center in the country.

House plan cuts Moffitt's cancer research money
St. Petersburg Times – April 1
A House plan headed for a floor vote would take $50 million from cancer research programs — including $10 million for H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute — and use it to help cover the state's Medicaid bill.

Another try for Jackson Lab funding 
Herald-Tribune – March 31
Jackson's chances, though, might have taken another hit this week when $50 million in funding for medical research, including $10 million for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, was dropped from the current version of the House budget.

Moffitt Cancer Center lays Oracle health IT foundation
CMIO – March 31
Moffitt Cancer Center, a Tampa, Fla.-based National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center and translational research center, has selected Oracle Health Sciences tools for its health and research informatics platform.

Moffitt battling to keep millions in state funds set to be cut 
The Tampa Tribune – March 31

Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, one of the nation's leading centers of cancer treatment and research, faces potential loss of millions in state funding during this budget-slashing session of the Florida Legislature.

Battling against cancer again: Naples nurse in need of help to pay medical bills
Naples Daily News – March 31
Jumelle is scheduled to have the expensive, groundbreaking surgery April 7 at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Fla. House plan to cut cancer research money keeps moving
Bradenton Herald – March 31 (This article first appeared in the St. Petersburg Times and The Miami Herald.)
The House plan to wipe out $50 million for cancer research programs, including one at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, cleared the budget committee Thursday.

Holiday Inn Express Tampa North - Telecom Park Opens with Fresh, New Look After Conversion
The FINANCIAL – March 31
The hotel is also close to several major medical facilities including the Moffitt Cancer Center, the James A. Harley Veteran's Administration Medical Center, University Community Hospital and University of South Florida Hospital.

Villages joins with USF Health to create America's Healthiest Hometown
The Villages Daily Sun – March 30
“Two hospitals, the Moffitt Cancer Center, and now USF, together with our local health providers, will all be a part of The Villages Health System, designed to give our residents the very best in wellness and health care,”....

Cancer center ratchets up personalized care
Healthcare IT News – March 30
Moffitt Cancer Center will bolster its personalized care and research efforts with a new informatics system that will help the center analyze vast amounts of data from more sources than ever before.

Oracle, Moffitt Collaborate on Cancer Informatics System
InformationWeek – March 30
Moffitt Cancer Center is using Oracle technology to build a scalable, secure data analysis platform to support personalized cancer care and research.

Differences Emerge On Florida Budget As Plans Move Toward Votes
NorthEscambia.com – March 29
In another major difference, the House would eliminate $50 million for biomedical research conducted at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and other facilities.

Kidd Joins Space Coast Cancer Center
Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living – March 29
Serving the residents of Brevard County since 1983, Space Coast Cancer Center, an affiliate of Moffitt Cancer Center, recently expanded their operations and facilities into the new Viera Health Park.

Moffitt Cancer Center's Sun Safety Tour swings by Digital Domain Park
www.tcpalm.com – March 28
At its most recent stop at Digital Domain Stadium this past Saturday, dermatologists and staff from Moffitt and Martin Memorial screened more than 120 people for early signs of skin cancer while promoting sun safety, skin cancer awareness and education.

USF aims big in efforts to rebrand and reinvent its medical school
St. Petersburg Times – March 27
He envisions an 80,000- to 100,000-square-foot building with a similar focus to Moffitt Cancer Center, only for heart disease.

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