Orlando Health Cancer Institute – St. Cloud celebrated the phased opening this month of the first comprehensive cancer center in the St. Cloud community.

The 7,200-square-foot facility, housed within Orlando Health Medical Pavilion – St. Cloud, features six exam rooms, a consultation room and an in-house lab. 

“Orlando Health Cancer Institute is nationally recognized for the superb cancer and hematology care we give patients,” said Margo Shoup, MD, president of Orlando Health Cancer Institute. “We are excited to have the opportunity to offer this great care to the St. Cloud community so that patients can stay as close to home as possible, while being treated with the expertise they would expect from Orlando Health.” 

Patients who need chemotherapy, immunotherapy or IV therapy began receiving infusions in 10 semi-private bays, which opened this month. Two private infusion bays and a pharmacy are set to open in summer 2023.

Orlando Health Cancer Institute
Orlando Health
Orlando Health Cancer Institute

“At the Orlando Health Cancer Institute in St. Cloud, you get the benefit of the entire hospital system,” said Simi George, MD, lead oncologist at the facility. “You get access to state-of-the-art surgery, access to clinical trials – all the things you would get at a big cancer center, with the bulk of the treatment being delivered close to home.”

Patients will have access to resources and support services, including nutritional care, counseling, pain management, palliative care and cancer support groups.

Orlando Health Cancer Institute – St. Cloud is the organization’s fifth regional oncology facility, including Osceola and others in Lake Mary, Ocoee, and Orlando’s Dr. Phillips-area.

The 3,238-bed system includes 23 hospitals and emergency departments – 18 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The Orlando Health has more than 4,000 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 25,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. For more information visit OrlandoHealth.com.