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Published on October 17, 2016

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center opens at St. Vincent's Riverside

By News4JAX

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center at located at St. Vincent's Riverside opened Monday October 17th to patients in need of cancer care and services.

The 11,500-square-foot center is a collaboration between Mayo Clinic's Florida Campus--a nationally ranked comprehensive cancer care unit--and St. Vincent's HealthCare--a part of the nation's largest, non-profit health system Ascension.

Mayo Clinic CEO Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. said, “we are excited to launch this community collaboration and we look forward to further meeting the needs of cancer patients, right here in their own community,” The CEO also stated working together, patients will be able to receive the cancer care they need at St. Vincent's in Riverside and then be able to go to Mayo Clinic's San Pablo Road location for more complex care.

The Chief Operating Officer of St. Vincent's, Tom VanOsdol noted the advantage and the benefits of the new facilities natural surroundings. He said, “at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center located at St. Vincent’s Riverside, patients will receive the best of both worlds: world-renowned cancer care delivered by Mayo physicians in the holistic, compassionate tradition of St. Vincent’s and in our beautiful setting along the St. Johns River.”

Services at the new center includes medical oncology, an infusion center for chemotherapy, and specialized care for various types of cancer. An official blessing and dedication ceremony will be held November th for the new addition to the riverside campus.

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