BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Moffitt is one of the leading names when it comes to medical organizations on the forefront of the fight against cancer, and now Boca’s Lynn Cancer Institute is part of the Moffitt Network.
From Boca Raton Regional Hospital:
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 the 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, MD, 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.
The 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, MD, 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.