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Orlando Health Cancer Institute Receives Certification of Excellence for Cellular Therapy Program

Bone Marrow Transplant and CAR T-cell Therapy Receive FACT Accreditation

Orlando, FL (February 20, 2023) – Orlando Health Cancer Institute reached an important milestone this month when it received accreditation from the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

Accreditation from FACT recognizes Orlando Health Cancer Institute for its work in providing high quality patient care and excellence in cellular therapies, including bone marrow transplant and CAR T-cell therapy.

“This is amazing recognition for the hard work of our team of physicians, nurses, and researchers to ensure that our program is among the best,” said Yasser Khaled, MD, medical director of Orlando Health Cancer Institute Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy. “FACT accreditation lets our patients know that when they come to Orlando Health Cancer Institute, they will be receiving care that measures up with the highest levels of care found anywhere in the country.”

The rigorous accreditation process measures institutions against evidence-based standards set by international teams of world-renowned experts vested in the improvement and progress of cellular therapy. Each aspect of cell manufacturing and administration that impacts the quality of products and therapeutic care is assessed to ensure quality care can be achieved.

            Orlando Health Cancer Institute Bone Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy currently offers autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplant and CAR T-cell therapy to effectively treat all kinds of blood cancers in adults, including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

 

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8.1 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,238-bed system includes 23 hospitals and emergency departments – 18 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,000 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 25,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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