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State-of-the-art institute to feature latest in cancer research and services
January 29, 2010 (Daytona Beach, FL) --- Nearly 200 local dignitaries, cancer survivors, team members and leaders of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center came together to break ground Thursday, Jan. 28, on the region’s first comprehensive cancer institute.
The event took place on the northwest corner of the main hospital campus off Williamson Boulevard on the Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach border.
Designed to enhance patient convenience, the one-story 30,000-square-foot facility will unite outpatient radiation oncology, medical oncology, medical imaging, cancer research, education and outreach services under one roof. Additional amenities include an appearance center, American Cancer Society resource center, café and chapel. Currently the institute cares for more than one thousand patients annually. The facility was designed by HuntonBrady Architects and Robins & Morton is the contractor. Construction should be completed by mid-fall 2010.
“A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming,” said Debra Trovato, cancer services director. “By having all outpatient services, technology, and treatment together and on the campus of our main hospital, patients will have peace of mind knowing they will receive everything they need to fight their cancer in one location.”
About Florida Hospital
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center consists of two campuses, a 277-bed hospital in Daytona Beach and a 119-bed hospital in Ormond Beach. Our specialties includecardiology, emergency medicine, hospice, home health, imaging, laboratory, oncology, obstetrics, neurology, physician practices, rehabilitation and women’s services. In July 2009, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center opened as the replacement facility for Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial, which served the community for more than 42 years. Future plans include an onsite wellness center, fitness and walking trails and a child care center.