October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016

Tampa Bay health care heavy hitters lead state hospital group board
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 21
Jim Burkhart, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, was elected chairman of the board, while John Kolosky, chief operating officer at Moffitt Cancer Center, was elected vice chairman/chairman-elect.

Hospital board increases regional heft
Business Observer – Oct. 21
The board’s vice chairman and chairman-elect is also an area executive: John Kolosky, COO at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Cancer survivor and wife give back through Relay for Life
WCTV – Oct. 20
In April of 2015, he received two and a half weeks of presurgical treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. With radiation treatments two times a day, Doug and his wife Kelly needed a place nearby to stay.

Shop for a Cause at Sarasota Yacht Club to Benefit Moffitt Cancer Center
Sarasota Magazine – Oct. 20
Hosts Eileen Curd, Patricia Estes, Allison Scanlan and Christine Sandrib are throwing a sartorial soirée at the Sarasota Yacht Club from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on November 10 to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Moffitt Cancer Center recommits to Prudential Retirement as record-keeper
Healthcare Risk Management Review – Oct. 20
Moffitt Cancer Center recommitted to Prudential Retirement as record-keeper for five of its defined contribution plans, totaling $480 million in assets. Prudential Retirement is a business unit of Prudential Financial.

Moffitt, UH partner on cancer care bundled payments
Fierce Healthcare, Oct. 19
Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and UnitedHealthcare teamed up to create a new bundled payment model that includes surgery and radiation therapy bundles that use evidence-based guidelines to guide safe, effective, individualized treatments for every patient.

Moffitt Cancer Center Unveils Mall Pop-Up Location
Patch.com – Oct. 18
In between stops at restaurants and major retailers, University Mall shoppers will now be able to up their game in the cancer prevention department. Moffitt Cancer Center has announced the opening of a brand new pop-up location at the mall.

New Moffitt UCH payment model
Bay News 9 – Oct. 19
Moffitt Cancer Center is teaming up with United Healthcare to launch a new payment program for patients. The collaboration is using “bundled payments” that will reimburse a health care provider for a defined portion of care…

Moffitt Cancer Center unveils mall pop-up location
Temple Terrace Patch – Oct. 18
In between stops at restaurants and major retailers, University Mall shoppers will now be able to up their game in the cancer prevention department. Moffitt Cancer Center has announced the opening of a brand new pop-up location at the mall.

UnitedHealthcare, Moffitt Cancer Center partner for lung cancer payment model
Becker’s Hospital Review – Oct. 18
Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center and payer UnitedHealthcare launched a value-based payment model for lung cancer treatment effective Oct. 1.

Moffitt, UnitedHealthcare launch new way to pay for lung cancer treatment
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 18
Bundled payments will replace fees for individual services for some lung cancer patients at Moffitt Cancer Center who are insured by UnitedHealthcare.

Grant awarded to study bavituximab, other therapies' impact on HCC
Healio – Oct. 17
“Immunotherapy has been very successful in other diseases,” Frakes told Healio.com/Hepatology. “We hope the combination of stereotactic body radiation therapy and immunotherapy will improve the disease response and overall survival for these patients without increases toxicity from treatment.”

Bill Galvano: Ridesharing rules for all
Sarasota Herald Tribune – Oct. 17
Similarly, Moffitt Cancer Center started with the vision of one man decades ago and is now the highest-ranked cancer center in the Southeast.

Names and faces in Manatee and Sarasota
Bradenton Herald – Oct. 16
Dr. Jose E. Sarria joined The Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine as a board-certified pain medicine and palliative care physician. Dr. Sarria previously was chief of the interventional pain medicine service at Moffitt Cancer Center and is assistant professor of anesthesiology, neurology and oncologic sciences at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

Names and faces in Manatee and Sarasota
Bradenton Herald – Oct. 16
Dr. Jose E. Sarria joined The Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine as a board-certified pain medicine and palliative care physician. Dr. Sarria previously was chief of the interventional pain medicine service at Moffitt Cancer Center and is assistant professor of anesthesiology, neurology and oncologic sciences at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

The Buzz
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 15
"While we will continue to have differences with Cuba, engagement is the best way to address human rights and democracy concerns while also increasing economic opportunities for Cubans and my neighbors right here in Tampa Bay," she said. "Locally, institutions like Port Tampa Bay, Moffitt Cancer Center and Lions Eye Institute could see benefits from these regulatory changes. Tampa Bay has been a leader in forging ties with Cuba in areas such as health care collaboration, arts and cultural exchanges, and environmental and marine research."

Moffitt researchers working on breast cancer vaccine
Fox 13 – Oct. 16
Dr. Brian Czerniecki, head of Moffitt Cancer Center’s breast program, is working on a vaccine for breast cancer. "It's a revolution that's about to explode in the field of breast oncology."  His researchers at Moffitt are working on vaccines for the HER-2 subtype but there are vaccines in the works for triple negative, ER+, DCIS and prevention for BRCA mutation carriers.

Moffitt Sarasota luncheon educates attendees
Your Observer – Oct. 14
The annual Sarasota Luncheon was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on Friday, Oct. 14. Attendees listened to guest speakers explain the most recent advances in women’s cancer treatment while supporting Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dolphins Alumni Weekend honors ex-Dolphins who are South Florida community leaders
Sun Sentinel – Oct. 14
Don Shula - Shula Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center: The Shula Fund supports the Moffitt Cancer Center, raising funds for breast cancer care and research to improve the cancer patient outcomes throughout Florida and beyond.

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