Moffitt Cancer Center to partner with Central Florida Health Alliance

August 01, 2010

Leesburg, FLa. – Moffitt Cancer Center announced today that it is partnering with Central Florida Health Alliance (CFHA) to bring comprehensive cancer care with a focus on quality and strengthening research capabilities to The Villages® Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

            Under the new partnership Moffitt will work with The Villages® Regional Hospital, part of CFHA, to improve the health, wellness, cancer prevention, cancer treatment outcomes, and availability of advanced cancer care treatment options to the community. This includes active participation in Moffitt’s Total Cancer Care program.

            Total Cancer Care™ is a comprehensive approach to cancer care enabling researchers and the treatment team to identify and meet all the needs of a patient and her or his family during the patient’s lifetime and for future generations.

            “Moffitt is proud to partner with CFHA to further our respective medical education, medical science and health service programs,” said William S. Dalton, Ph.D., M.D., CEO and center director of Moffitt. “We want to be able to compliment the broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care services currently being offered at The Villages® Regional Hospital.”

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            As part of this partnership a team of multi-disciplinary Moffitt faculty members consult with The Villages® Regional Hospital physicians on patient cases via teleconferencing, and offer long-distance educational seminars and professional exchanges. Patients under treatment at The Villages® Regional Hospital have access to clinical trials offered at Moffitt.

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About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

About Central Florida Health Alliance

Central Florida Health Alliance is a not-for-profit healthcare system consistently ranked at the top in patient satisfaction and outcomes that includes Leesburg Regional Medical Center, The Villages Health System and post acute care, day surgery, wound care and hyperbaric treatment and wellness serving Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. As the premier healthcare provider in the region, the Alliance takes pride in providing progressive, innovative technology along with strong relationships with patients and members of the communities we serve.

About The Villages Health System

The Villages Health System includes a 198-bed acute care hospital which has more than tripled in size since opening in 2002. Located in the heart of The Villages, the country’s premier active adult retirement community, The Villages Hospital offers world class medical services accessible by golf cart. Already noted for its cardiovascular treatment, orthopedic care and clinical laboratories, The Villages Health System has recently added neurosurgery to its growing array of services.