CLERMONT, Fla., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- South Lake Hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health, has added a new collaborative cancer center to its growing medical campus. Set to open January 11, 2016, the new center, which will provide radiation oncology services, will be managed by UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health and Integrated Oncology Network (ION) and give patients in and around Lake County local access to the cancer center specialists, vast resources, leading-edge treatments and ongoing medical trials.
"South Lake Hospital is pleased to partner with these experts in cancer treatments," said South Lake Hospital President John Moore. "This collaboration with ION and UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health delivers on our ongoing commitment to provide the very best medical care to Lake County."
The 4,800 square-foot practice will be staffed by UF Health Cancer Center-Orlando Health radiation oncologists and an advanced nursing team, providing comprehensive cancer care.
"A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event and we know how important it is to patients to receive their cancer treatment close to home," said Mark Roh, MD, President, UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health. "Now patients in Lake County can get the best care available right in their own backyard."
The center's technology - provided by ION - will offer breakthrough technologies, including Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). IMRT is the most technologically advanced and most precise method of external beam radiation therapy available. IGRT takes this technology one step further. Daily imaging assures the radiation is delivered precisely to the treatment area while sparing surrounding tissue. Treatment may be able to be delivered in as few as 1 to 5 treatments. These advanced radiation technologies provide cancer treatment more precisely, with less risk, and are beneficial for many different types of cancer.
"ION has been focused on expanding our networks across the United States of more than 250 multispecialty oncology-focused physicians to affiliate with larger providers and healthcare systems in their market to provide quality and cost-efficient patient care. ION is honored to broaden our network with South Lake Hospital," said Jeffrey Goffman, ION's CEO and co-founder. "The South Lake Hospital relationship demonstrates our focus to affiliate and partner with leading hospitals, while maintaining our comprehensive physician network. We will continue to seek such prestigious hospital relationships in all of our markets."
The Center will be located at 1361 Citrus Tower Boulevard, Clermont. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 352-536-8791.
Integrated Oncology Network, LLC and its subsidiaries ("ION" or the "Company") is a radiation oncology management and cancer center development company that provides oncology solutions for physician practices and hospitals that seek strategic, financial, and management expertise. ION provides compliant solutions for joint ventures, development for cancer centers, financing, and management services with expertise in radiation oncology operations. ION currently has investments in 21 radiation cancer centers in partnership with approximately 250 physicians, and 5 hospital systems. ION is a privately held company whose shareholders include a group of strategic investors, including Capricorn Investment Group and Comvest Group. For more information on ION, please visit our web site at www.ion-llc.com.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a $2.3 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of physician practices, hospitals, and outpatient care centers throughout Central Florida. The organization includes Orlando Health Physician Group and Physician Associates, two of the largest multi-specialty practices in Central Florida, ownership in an outpatient surgery center, and eight wholly-owned or affiliated hospitals. An Orlando Health subsidiary holds a 51 percent interest in an entity operating five outpatient imaging centers.
Orlando Health is home to the area's only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. They are: Orlando Regional Medical Center; Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; South Seminole Hospital; Health Central Hospital, the Arnold Palmer Medical Center, which consists of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies; the UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health, South Lake Hospital (50 percent affiliation); and St. Cloud Regional Medical Center (20 percent affiliation). Areas of clinical excellence are heart and vascular, cancer care, neurosciences, surgery, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatology, and women's health.
More than 2,000 physicians have privileges at Orlando Health, which is also one of the area's largest employers with more than 15,000 employees who support our philosophy of providing high quality care and service that revolves around patients' needs. We prove this everyday with over 100,000 inpatient admissions and nearly 900,000 outpatient visits each year. In all, Orlando Health serves 1.8 million Central Florida residents and more than 4,500 international patients annually. Additionally, Orlando Health provides nearly $235 million in support of community health needs. More information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com.
About South Lake Hospital
South Lake Hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health, is a non-profit, 170-bed hospital in Clermont, Fla. The hospital's 180-acre health, education and wellness campus includes the inpatient hospital, Centre for Women's Health, SkyTop View Rehabilitation Center, LiveWell Fitness Center, National Training Center, South Lake Endoscopy Center, South Lake Surgery Center, South Lake Home Health and South Lake Wound Care Center. South Lake Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of the south Lake County community since 1947 and employs 1,350 team members and has over 250 physicians on its medical staff. For more information please visit www.SouthLakeHospital.com.
SOURCE Integrated Oncology Network (ION)