TAMPA, Fla. (June 4, 2013) – Moffitt Cancer Center has been designated a Statutory Teaching Hospital by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. The designation is awarded to hospitals that have 100 or more full-time equivalent resident physicians, are affiliated with an accredited medical school and provide at least seven graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Council on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association.
As an accredited participating site of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Moffitt trains more oncologists than any other institution in the state. More than 600 residents and fellows rotate annually through Moffitt from 39 USF training programs, which include blood and marrow transplant, hematology and medical oncology, surgical pathology, and radiation oncology. In addition to medical and surgical training, each learns Moffitt’s interdisciplinary, personalized team approach to patient care.
“Studies show that patients who are treated at teaching hospitals have better outcomes,” said G. Douglas Letson, M.D., executive vice president of Clinical Affairs, physician-in-chief and director of Graduate Medical Education at Moffitt. “The academic and research environment at Moffitt sparks collaboration among the different programs and specialties, and encourages physicians and researchers to work together to find innovative patient care solutions.”
Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida and is now among the select few Statutory Teaching Hospitals in the state.
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.