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CTCA to move national headquarters to Boca Raton
Van Grinsven said the Boca Raton location provides "exciting opportunities."

Regional News/South: Cancer Treatment Centers of America announces move to Florida, and other news

By Modern Healthcare
Posted: February 1, 2014 - 12:01 am ET

Cancer Treatment Centers of America—on an afternoon when Chicago was enduring 2 degrees above zero temperatures while Boca Raton, Fla., was enjoying 78-degree weather—announced it is moving its national headquarters from the Chicago area to that city in the Sunshine State. CTCA is expected to employ 225 people in Florida.

CTCA executives will be relocating from its suburban Chicago location in Schaumburg, Ill. No date has been given for when the company will move.

The five-hospital national network has facilities in Goodyear, Ariz.; Newnan, Ga.; Philadelphia; Tulsa, Okla.; and Zion, Ill.

The decision to relocate to Boca Raton was based on the “favorable business climate,” closeness to three airports, and other factors determined as helping CTCA to accelerate investment in talent, technology and other resources, according to a news release from Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office.

Gerard van Grinsven, CTCA president and CEO, said in the release that the Boca Raton location provided company employees “exciting opportunities for further personal and professional development.”

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Baptist Health plans $400 million cancer center

Not-for-profit system Baptist Health South Florida announced that it will build a $400 million cancer research and treatment facility on its Miami campus.

Scheduled to break ground in July and open in 2016, the 370,000-square-foot Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida will contain a clinical cancer center, research facility, inpatient treatment floor and medical offices for cancer specialists. It will be the first location in South Florida and one of just several across the country to offer proton therapy, a treatment method that beams radiation directly to a tumor while avoiding healthy tissue.

“It will be a state-of-the-art facility that will be unmatched in our region in terms of clinical excellence and advanced cancer care, and we are recruiting nationally renowned experts to lead the institute,” Baptist Health South Florida President and CEO Brian Keeley said in a news release.

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