Goal is to develop a premier cancer care delivery system
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2013) — Space Coast Cancer Center is partnering with Moffitt Cancer Center to enhance cancer care by joining the newly launched Moffitt Oncology Network. The move aligns Space Coast’s accomplished cancer program, the largest and longest established hematology and oncology practice in Brevard County, with the network’s vision. Space Coast is recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a pioneer group practice focused on developing a new model of cancer care delivery.
Space Coast is the only member of the network in Brevard County. The Moffitt Oncology Network extends Moffitt’s knowledge and expertise to physicians and providers with the goal of offering the best personalized cancer care. Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida.
Physicians from Space Coast and Moffitt will collaborate on patient care and novel clinical research. The relationship will include the use of Moffitt Clinical Pathways, quality management strategies and access to specialty case conferences. Space Coast will utilize the experts and best practices at Moffitt, including its multidisciplinary cancer care, peer review and quality assurance standards.
“Space Coast Cancer Center is very honored to be asked to be the exclusive member of the Moffitt Oncology Network in Brevard County,” said Richard M. Levine, M.D., president of Space Coast. “The integration of Moffitt Clinical Pathways and case collaboration will be an immense benefit to cancer patients at Space Coast Cancer Center and in Brevard County.”
In 2001, Space Coast announced an affiliation with Moffitt to bring the most advanced cancer care to Brevard County. Collaborations in multiple cancer programs have continued. This new relationship in Moffitt’s network reinforces the goal of continually improving patient outcomes and research.
“Moffitt is focused on bringing its high-quality cancer care and cutting-edge research to the community, throughout Florida,” said Alan F. List, M.D., president and CEO of Moffitt. “Space Coast Cancer Center has been a leader of quality care in Florida and is committed to advancing oncology care through clinical research. We look forward to collaborating with Space Coast to better serve Brevard County and the east coast of Florida.”
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.