Orlando Health Cancer Institute – Osceola reached two important milestones earlier this year with the addition of infusion therapy and a new medical oncologist to serve patients in Osceola County.
The expansion of service means Osceola cancer patients will now be able to access chemotherapy treatments close to home and much more conveniently than ever.
“We’re very excited to continue to open up more services to our Osceola County patients,” says Margo Shoup, MD, president of Orlando Health Cancer Institute. “We listen to our patients and know they really appreciate and benefit from the convenience of having their treatments nearby, in their communities.”
Treatments will be administered in three newly-built chemotherapy infusion bays in the 5,500-square-foot clinic located inside Orlando Health Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Osceola (1001 E. Osceola Pkwy., Suite 250, Kissimmee, Florida 34744). Construction on a fourth infusion bay is expected to begin soon. The space also features 12 exam rooms where patients are able to meet with Orlando Health Cancer Institute specialists for medical oncology and surgical oncology consultations.
To help guide the debut of the infusion treatment program in Osceola County, Orlando Health Cancer Institute has hired Dr. Simi George.
Dr. George is a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of all cancer types with special expertise in gastrointestinal cancers. She received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. She performed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York. She has been in practice for eight years and has professional memberships in the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.
Dr. George will also guide medical oncology infusion services at Orlando Health Cancer Institute – St. Cloud, which is currently under construction and projected to open in mid-2022. The new 7,100-square-foot facility, housed within Orlando Health Medical Pavilion – St. Cloud (1330 Budinger Ave, St Cloud, FL 34769), will feature six exam rooms, two consultation rooms, and 12 infusion bays.
Orlando Health Cancer Institute – St. Cloud will be the organization’s fifth regional facility, including Osceola and others in Lake Mary, Ocoee, and Orlando’s Dr. Phillips-area. Each facility offers patients access to the world-class cancer care options they’ve come to expect from Orlando Health in a space that is close to home.
Source: Orlando Health