Florida Hospital Flagler Breaks Ground on Cancer Center Expansion

Palm Coast, FL – On July 11, Florida Hospital Flagler broke ground on 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.

“We have been planning for this expansion for quite some time now and are very excited to have officially begun construction,” said Kristie Reiner, Florida Hospital Flagler director of oncology operations. “When complete, we will have two vaults for radiation treatments, expanding our ability to treat cancer patients in a quick, extremely safe and efficient manner to accommodate Flagler County’s growing population.”

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 this advanced True Beam technology.

“True Beam offers the latest technology to treat cancer anywhere in the body with state-of-the-art accuracy and speed. This includes cancer in the brain, lung, breast, prostate, head and neck,” said Florida Hospital Flagler radiation oncologist Luis Carrascosa, MD. “With this technology’s sophisticated imaging capabilities, we will be able to treat our cancer patients with the most cutting-edge stereotactic treatment techniques with extremely high precision and shorter course treatment schedules.”

Before opening the groundbreaking event with a prayer, Florida Hospital Flagler chaplain Eddie Goncalves shared with the crowd, “Cancer is close to my heart, as my wife is a cancer survivor.”

“With you Lord, all things are possible,” he prayed. “Thank you for this opportunity to expand our cancer center. May this new addition serve Your purpose and allow us to continue to extend our healing ministry of Christ.” Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

For more information, visit floridahospitalflagler.com.

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