Orlando Health News


Providing Patient-Specific Cancer Treatment

September 27, 2018

Richard Sweat is the president and CEO of .decimal, the leading outsource manufacturer of patient-specific custom medical devices in the world. With a mission to develop products that provide the most effective radiation therapy delivery possible, Richard and .decimal support Orlando Health in bringing extraordinary cancer care to Central Florida.

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Growing Healthcare for a Growing West Orange

September 21, 2018

In recent years, the West Orange Healthcare District (the District) has invested in several major capital projects in the county, including the Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation, which houses a 100-bed skilled nursing facility that provides care for patients in rehabilitation as well as those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Heartbeat Songs: Remembrance of a Loved One

September 21, 2018

In 2016, Ryan Tonkin, board certified music therapist at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center started to hear from his colleagues and read on social media about a new intervention with pediatric patients going through the end-of-life process.

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Panera Goes Pink

September 21, 2018

Eating this Panera Bread® bagel isn’t just an annual treat—it’s a chance to help the fight against breast cancer.

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PetSmart Charities Continues Support of Pet Therapy

September 21, 2018

In 2013, Jerry Serrafin, a local PetSmart District Manager, lost his battle to cancer. Knowing his love for pet therapy work, seven of the local stores combined fundraising efforts and donated a substantial gift to Orlando Health in his honor.

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Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center

September 05, 2018

Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center – Health Central Hospital will be the first in Central Florida and one of only six facilities in the country to treat cancer with MRI-guided radiotherapy.

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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Grants a New Start for Those with Spinal Cord Injuries

August 31, 2018

Orlando Health was recently awarded a $53,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to help support those affected by spinal cord injury or disease. The grant, ‘Creating Opportunities for Independence’ was used to purchase adaptive exercise equipment and fund a one-year membership for up to 15 participants at a local gym.

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New Clinical Trial Addresses Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 31, 2018

In March, Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center announced they are participating in a new clinical trial for post-menopausal women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. The SHERBOC study is a clinical trial of MM-121 (seribantumab), a drug developed to target cancer cells resistant to common anti-tumor therapies.

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