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Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and UF&Shands Launch Cancer Affiliation in Big Bend Region
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, today announced an affiliation to expand cancer care options for patients in the Big Bend region and bring world-class cancer care to Tallahassee.
“Often providers cannot independently serve all the needs of their patients in their communities and benefit from connecting with other health care organizations, such as UF&Shands,”
The benefits of this affiliation include:
Sharing of expertise and development of best practices to improve clinical quality and patient safety.
Improved access to UF’s oncology-related clinical trials.
A focus on innovation, education and collaboration between cancer research teams and educators to benefit scientists, medical staffs and physicians-in-
Development of a collaborative physician model for the Tallahassee Memorial cancer program.
“We are committed to serving patients throughout Florida with quality health care that is accessible and well-coordinated,”
UF&Shands includes the UF College of Medicine, the Shands family of hospitals (including the Shands Cancer Hospital), the UF Shands Cancer Center and the Davis Cancer Pavilion, an outpatient facility.
“UF&Shands and Tallahassee Memorial have established a very positive, long-standing relationship and a shared goal to provide Tallahassee-
Working together will enable practitioners to leverage their collective experience and take cancer care to a new level, officials said.
“After completing my medical education and training at UF&Shands, I can attest to the expert knowledge and leading research of the institution,”