TAMPA, Fla., and BREVARD Co. Fla. — Space Coast Cancer Center is partnering with Moffitt Cancer Centerto enhance cancer care by joining the newly launched Moffitt Oncology Network. Space Coast, based in Brevard County, Fla., is the second member of the network on the east coast of Florida. As a member of the Moffitt Oncology Network, Space Coast will have access to Moffitt’s experts and best practices, which include multidisciplinary cancer care, peer review, clinical pathways and quality assurance standards.
The Moffitt Oncology Network extends Moffitt’s knowledge and expertise to physicians and providers with the goal of offering the best personalized cancer care. Space Coast’s physicians will collaborate with Moffitt physicians on patient care and novel clinical research.
Key elements of the relationship include:
- Joint clinical research-driven cancer care
- Utilization of Moffitt Clinical Pathways
- Quality management strategies including physician education and audits
- Development of strategic Centers of Excellence
In 2001, Space Coast Cancer Center announced an affiliation with Moffitt to bring the most advanced cancer care to Brevard County. Collaborations in multiple cancer programs have continued over the past twelve years. This new relationship in Moffitt’s network strategy displays a desire on both sides to further improve patient outcomes and research for years to come.
“It was natural for Moffitt to work with Space Coast because our vision is aligned,” said Alan F. List, M.D., president and CEO of Moffitt. “Our goal at Moffitt is to utilize pathways and evidence-based medicine to bring high-quality, cost-effective cancer care and top-notch research closer to patients, so we can all be closer to a cure.”
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. Through use of Moffitt’s evidence based clinical pathways and the novel quality measurement and feedback projects, Space Coast and Moffitt will be well positioned for the future.
About Space Coast Cancer Center
Providing cancer care to Brevard County, FL since 1983, Space Coast Cancer Center (SCCC) is one of the premier Hematology/Oncology practices in Florida consisting of the Titusville Cancer Center, Merritt Island Cancer Center and Viera Cancer Center in Melbourne. SCCC is Florida’s first practice and only cancer center in Brevard county to be recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, a certification program of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
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.