Health First Acquires Space Coast Cancer Center, Creates Health First Cancer Institute
By Space Coast Daily // September 19, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First and Space Coast Cancer Center announced the joining of the two leading cancer care providers on the Space Coast with the creation of the Health First Cancer Institute.
“Health First Cancer Institute will leverage the collective knowledge, dedication and compassion to provide patients with advanced specialists, multiple locations, inpatient and outpatient services and the full continuum of services needed for those fighting cancer,” said Aaron Robinson, Senior Executive for Health First Cancer Institute.
“We are pleased to join together in the fight against cancer and support our Brevard County residents in the management of this terrible disease.”
With providers specializing in medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, surgical oncology, thoracic oncology, urology, radiology and pathology, the Health First Cancer Institute will offer a comprehensive and collaborative program for the detection, treatment and management of cancer.
“When a person is battling cancer, they want hope. We can help give them that hope by making sure they have access to high-quality, advanced technology and treatments and a team of knowledgeable caring providers,” said Dr. Lee Scheinbart, Medical Director, Health First Cancer Institute.
“Health First Cancer Institute will provide world-class cancer care right here in Brevard.”
Health First Cancer Institute will have four facilities conveniently located across Brevard, including the Health First Cancer Services on Hickory Street in Melbourne and three former Space Coast Cancer Center locations, including the Titusville Cancer Center, Merritt Island Cancer Center and Viera Cancer Center.
For more information about the Health First Cancer Institute, visit HFcancer.org
About Health First
Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated delivery network (IDN) and employs more than 8,000 associates.
The integrator of its IDN is Health First Health Plans offering a wide variety of health insurance options across Central Florida. In addition, it operates four hospitals (Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital and Health First’s Viera Hospital) and is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center.
Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First also offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including Health First Aging Services, four Health First Pro-Health & Fitness Centers and Home and Hospice care. Visit www.health-first.org for more information.