Cancer Center Expansion Announced

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PALM COAST, Fla., January 20, 2016 Florida Hospital Flagler has announced plans for a $4.5 million construction project to expand its Cancer Center by 2,000 square feet and add a second linear accelerator for radiation oncology treatments.

When complete, we will have two dedicated treatment vaults for radiation treatments, expanding our ability to treat cancer patients in a quick, extremely safe and efficient manner to accommodate our growing population demands, said Ken Mattison, Florida Hospital Flagler chief executive officer.

The expansion will add a second treatment machine called a True Beam Radiotherapy System by Varian. Florida Hospital Flagler will be the only facility in Flagler, Volusia and St. Johns counties with the True Beam technology.

True Beam offers the latest technology to treat cancer anywhere in the body with advanced accuracy and speed. This includes cancer in the brain, lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, said Florida Hospital Flagler radiation oncologist Dr. Luis Carrascosa. This new technology has sophisticated imaging capabilities that will enable us to deliver the most cutting-edge stereotactic treatment techniques with extremely high precision and shorter course treatment schedules.

Construction will begin spring 2016 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

About Florida Hospital Flagler

Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 44 hospital campuses in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler employs nearly 1,000 caregivers. Florida Hospital Flagler is comprised of the hospitals main campus; Town Center Surgery, a freestanding outpatient center; and the Parkway Medical Plaza which includes a walk-in clinic, laboratory, imaging and women's center and physician offices. For more information, call Call386-586-2000.

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