"Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, today announced an affiliation to expand cancer care options for patients in the Big Bend region and bringworld-class cancer care to Tallahassee.
"Often providers cannot independently serve all the needs of their patients in their communities and benefit from connecting with other health care organizations, such as UF&Shands," said Mark O'Bryant, President & CEO, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. "As one of the national leaders in cancer care, UF&Shands is an ideal partner for expanding our oncology offerings here at TMH."
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Originally posted by southflanole1:
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This is good for the population of the Big Bend Area. In the long run it shows just how weak the medical facilities are in Leon County and in surrounding areas.
The question becomes - how fast can FSU Med absorb this program? While some deny it, there are long and close relations between UF Med and FSU Med. The PIMS program was a joint FSU-UF med program (bet Spear is a PIMS grad :-) )
In the irony of history the first med school in Florida was in Tallahassee in 1884 at what was to become FSU. Later, that program went to Jacksonville and I suspect then to Hogtown in 1948.
Honestly, all the med schools in Florida are weak compared to other areas in the U.S. Take the med facility at Pitt, for example. It is HUGE and highly ranked. UF Med pales in comparison.
I want FSU Med to be where Pitt Med is.
This post was edited on 10/30 12:41 PM by Mac_Nole