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April 9th, 2020 Baptist Health International

Radiation oncology treatment for cancer patients now available in Aruba

This month, Instituto Medico San Nicolas (ImSan) opened the first oncology radiation center in Aruba.

The center will provide the latest radiation oncology treatments, reducing the need for patients to travel abroad for radiotherapy.

 

ImSanSan Nicolas, Aruba (April 9, 2020) – Instituto Medico San Nicolas (ImSan) has announced the opening of the first radiation oncology center in Aruba, located within ImSan’s facilities. The center houses advanced technologies and offers the latest treatments in radiotherapy, allowing cancer patients to receive high-quality radiation oncology care without the need to travel abroad. Baptist Health International, part of Baptist Health South Florida, has worked with ImSan for a number of years, providing consulting services for the planning, construction and start-up of its expansion and renovation project, which included the development of the radiation oncology center.

“Now, more than ever, ensuring timely and quality care for oncology patients in Aruba is of the utmost importance. We are proud to have been part of this project and value the trust that ImSan has placed in us through this partnership,” said Rogelio E. Ribas, M.D., corporate vice president of Baptist Health International. “This is only the beginning, and we look forward to accompanying ImSan through this important journey in expanding the scope of healthcare services available on-island.”

As part of a long-standing collaboration between ImSan and Baptist Health International, ImSan’s radiation oncology department began treating patients on April 1. Miami Cancer Institute, also part of Baptist Health and one of the leading cancer institutes in the region, provides operational support services, including remote treatment planning, to ImSan’s radiation oncology team.

“We are extremely proud of this milestone that is already changing the lives of oncology patients in Aruba,” said Dr. Joel Rajnherc, director of Instituto Medico San Nicolas. “Baptist Health International has gone above and beyond to support us in this very important endeavor, and we hope to continue evolving our partnership to provide top-level patient care and improve our island’s healthcare.”

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About Baptist Health International
Baptist Health International is one of the largest hospital-based international programs in the United States, with more than 13,000 international patient visits at Baptist Health South Florida facilities from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach County. Baptist Health International is dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality services for international physicians and their patients, including hospital admissions, outpatient medical exams, medical second opinions and physician consultations, as well as concierge services.

About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.

Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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