TAMPA and BOCA RATON, Fla. (June 24, 2013) — Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center have announced that the hospital’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute has joined the newly launched Moffitt Oncology Network. With the inclusion of Lynn Cancer Institute, the network adds an accomplished and well-respected cancer program that shares in the commitment to developing a premier cancer care delivery system.
The partnership presents a host of key elements that will enhance the institute’s capabilities, said Louise Morrell, M.D., medical director of Lynn Cancer Institute. “As a member of the Moffitt Oncology Network, we will have expanded opportunities for joint clinical research, the development of unique patient-care programs, access and use of Moffitt Clinical Pathways and the development of strategic Centers of Excellence, with a focus on the needs of the senior adult population with cancer,” she said.
The institute’s physicians will be credentialed as members of Moffitt faculty and collaborate with Moffitt clinicians on patient care and research.
As the only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, Moffitt is part of an elite group of programs that represents the strongest institutions in the nation dedicated to scientific innovation and excellence, interdisciplinary research, training and education, and recognition and pursuit of new research opportunities.
Lynn Cancer Institute brings its own outstanding credentials to the Moffitt Oncology Network. As one of the largest cancer programs by patient volume in Florida, the institute is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and was named in 2013 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.” Its state-of-the-art, award-winning, $73 million, 98,000-square-foot Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion houses Boca Regional’s imaging, radiation, chemotherapy and cancer support services, as well as its clinical research initiatives.
“Moffitt is pleased to expand our collaborative partnership with such a strong organization as Lynn Cancer Institute,” said Alan F. List, M.D., president and CEO of Moffitt. “Lynn Cancer Institute’s membership in the Moffitt Oncology Network is based on shared commitments to quality, the patient experience and value. Our goal at Moffitt is to bring value to cancer care. This alignment of our organizations focuses us on finding new ways to bring high-quality, cost-effective cancer care and state-of-the-art research closer to patients in the Boca Raton community, so we can all be closer to a cure.”
Through this new relationship, Lynn Cancer Institute and Moffitt will collaborate on unique clinical trials, evidence-based clinical care, and novel quality and educational programs that will provide oversight, measurement and feedback for the institute. As the importance of quality grows in health care reform, this partnership will position both organizations to better provide the best care in a changing environment.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Born out of compelling community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (www.brrh.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM for the ninth year in a row and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospital in 2011, 2012 and 2013, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized for the second consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 - 2013 Best Hospitals listing as a top ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.