MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando Provides Full-Time Services at South Seminole Hospital
Posted on December 15, 2011 by Mark Johnson
Longwood, FL – September 6, 2011 – Cancer patients in and around Seminole County now have more options when it comes to receiving cancer care. MD Anderson – Orlando is beginning full-time medical oncology services at South Seminole Hospital under the care of oncologist Dr. Asad Sheikh. In addition, thoracic surgical oncologist Dr. Luis Herrera and breast cancer oncologist Dr. Rebecca Moroose will provide cancer care at the hospital on a part-time basis in their respective specialty areas.
“For the past year Dr. Herrera has been providing thoracic oncology services one day a week here at South Seminole Hospital, but with the growing number of cancer patients in Seminole County this area needs additional oncology options,” said Clarence Brown, MD, President and CEO of MD Anderson – Orlando. “We continue to see the number of men and women diagnosed with cancer climbing. By having these services at South Seminole Hospital, cancer patients can now receive the best cancer care available right in their own neighborhoods.”
The MD Anderson – Orlando oncologists will be housed in the Physician Medical Office Building adjacent to South Seminole Hospital. MD Anderson – Orlando’s main facility is located on the downtown Orlando Health campus and the cancer treatment facility already has a full-time oncology presence at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando
MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, part of Orlando Health, is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center as the top cancer treatment center in the U.S. and has ranked it as one of the top two cancer centers for the past 13 years. Orlando Health, a 1,882-bedcommunity-owned, Florida not-for-profit organization established in 1918, annually serves nearly 2 million Central Florida residents and more than 4,500 international patients. More information is available at www.mdacco.com.
South Seminole Hospital
South Seminole Hospital is a 206 bed acute care hospital esteemed for delivering quality acute, medical and behavioral health care. Located in Longwood on State Road 434 the hospital is part of the nationally recognized Orlando Health system, providing access to the most advanced medical and emergency procedures, quality healthcare and a full-range of medical services. South Seminole Hospital also hosts Seminole County’s only emergency transport helicopter for emergency airlift of critical patients. For more information visit www.southseminolehospital.com or call (321) 843-2584.