TAMPA, Fla. –Moffitt Cancer Center held a virtual ribbon cutting today for its brand new satellite campus on the site of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. Moffitt at Wesley Chapel will bring a range of oncology services closer to patients who live in Pasco County and areas north of Tampa when it opens on Feb. 15.
“I am excited that Moffitt is getting closer to our patients,” said Dr. Tim Kubal, medical director at Moffitt at Wesley Chapel. “This is also a great opportunity to innovate the way clinical care is provided at Moffitt and change processes to reflect both efficiency and excellence in patient care.”
Moffitt will occupy nearly 28,000 square feet of the new building that features 20 exam rooms, 22 infusion chairs, three blood draw stations, two linear accelerators and a CT Simulator. Patients will be able to access blood draw, infusion, medical oncology, radiation and surgical oncology consultations at the new location.
“We are excited to offer world-class cancer services in Pasco County and want to welcome the leading edge team from Moffitt Cancer Center to our campus as part of our broader vision to build a network of care covering diagnosis, surgery, treatment and recovery,” said Erik Wangsness, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel President and CEO. “This makes it possible for our community to gain convenient access to world-class lifesaving care without leaving Pasco County, and we look forward to providing even more services like this in the future.”
In effect, the new building off Bruce B. Downs near the Shops at Wiregrass will showcase a multi-specialty model in cancer care. Upon its opening on the AdventHealth campus, Moffitt at Wesley Chapel's services will include malignant and benign hematology, the breadth of solid tumor oncology, gynecologic oncology, endocrinology and more. Future growth of multi-specialty services offered at the site will be based on the needs of the community.
Eventually, according to Jazmin Calzada, director of clinical operations at Moffitt at Wesley Chapel, the new location will eventually offer clinical trials.
“Phase 3 trials will be conducted, and eventually we’ll move toward more complex trials in the future,” she said.
The new facility is staffed with Moffitt team members and physicians, who will work closely with on-site radiology and lab processing services provided by AdventHealth.
While the Wesley Chapel location will be most convenient for residents living in Pasco County and areas north of Tampa, anyone is welcome to use the new facility.
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About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is the No. 11 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 7,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
From state- of- the- art equipment to the most intricate building details, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel was designed from the ground up to maximize healing, patient care and wellness. Since opening in October of 2012, the hospital has been recognized as a leader in patient satisfaction, quality, and safety, earning national recognitions including, being the only hospital in Tampa Bay to receive a 5-star CMS ranking in 2020. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient health services, including surgery, imaging and rehabilitation services, emergency services for adults and children, and Inspiration Place, a comprehensive women’s health center that incorporates female physician specialists, women’s imaging, pelvic floor and female physical therapy and a boutique spa. In addition, the hospital opened in January 2018 an offsite 24 bed, 24/7 emergency room in Central Pasco to better serve the emergency health needs of residents in west and central Pasco. The hospital features a 50,000 sq. ft. community fitness, Wellness Center and a wide range of community offerings such as health and wellness presentations, screenings and events. For more information about AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, visit www.AHWesleyChapel.com, or www.Facebook.com/AdventHealthWesleyChapel.