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July 5th, 2017 Baptist Health South Florida

The Lee Klein Children’s Cancer Caring Center Celebrates New Location at Miami Cancer Institute

Miami, Fla. – July 5, 2017 – The “Lee Klein Children’s Cancer Caring Center” marked the official opening of its new location at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida last week with an intimate reception and ribbon cutting event.

“Children’s Cancer Caring Center is honored to join the Miami Cancer Institute family and to provide our precious patients all that the Institute offers, including state-of-the-art technology, first-class care, and advanced research, which our Center has been committed to for 52 years,” said Children’s Cancer Caring Center Chairman & CEO Lee Klein.

“Our appreciation for the generosity and support of the Children’s Caring Cancer Center cannot be overstated,” said Michael J. Zinner, M.D., founding CEO & executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute. “We are extremely proud of our pediatric oncology program, and our shared vision with Lee Klein will only help to ensure its continued growth and greater access to critical cancer care to children and families in this region.”

Baptist Health South Florida and Baptist Children’s Hospital have worked with Children’s Cancer Caring Center for more than 15 years to ensure that children with cancer and limited financial resources receive the critical care they need. Children’s Cancer Caring Center has adhered to Klein’s mission since its inception, with no child ever refused the medical care he or she needs because of a family’s inability to pay. Through the Lee Klein Children’s Cancer Caring Center at Miami Cancer Institute, the program continues to operate under the same principles, while increasing the scope of services available to the Center’s patients thanks to its location inside the all-new, state-of-the-art facility.

Decidedly secluded in a special place for kids at Miami Cancer Institute, the pediatric center carries on the traditions of Baptist Children’s Hospital, focusing on innovative treatments for childhood cancers and addressing patients’ well-being in creative ways, including pet therapy, humor programs, education playtime and a school reintegration program.

The Lee Klein Children’s Cancer Caring Center at Miami Cancer Institute also will continue to raise funds to support costs associated with ancillary programs – all offered at no charge to deserving children with cancer – such as Joey’s Love and Wishes, Camp Fiesta and the Family Fund.

For more information on the Children’s Cancer Caring Center, please visit www.caringisthekey.org, “Every Kid Deserves Care.”

About Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida is developing Miami Cancer Institute into a destination cancer center known for its leading clinical care, compassionate patient experience, advanced clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. To accelerate its mission of hope, caring and innovation, Miami Cancer Institute has joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a meaningful partnership that affords patients with cancer access to potential breakthrough therapies in South Florida. For more information, visit MiamiCancerInstitute.com.

Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with eight hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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 and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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