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Facts and Figures

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (Sylvester) delivers leading-edge patient care by the region’s best doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. As one of eleven members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers (ADCC) and South Florida’s only recognized Cancer Center of Excellence, Sylvester is a vital component supporting the local community.

Locations

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is comprised of 7 locations, all within a 35 miles radius from Sylvester’s Main Campus. Three locations are located in Miami-Dade County: Main Campus, Lennar Foundation Medical Center, and Sylvester at Kendall. Four locations are located in Broward County: Sylvester at Hollywood, Sylvester at Plantation, Sylvester at Coral Springs, and Sylvester at Deerfield Beach.

Technologies

Sylvester became only the fourth facility in the U.S. and the first on the east coast to acquire an MRI-guided radiation therapy system from ViewRay Inc. The MRIdian system is the first FDA-cleared system of its kind and provides a unique combination of simultaneous radiation therapy delivery and continuous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the treatment of cancer.

Sylvester also became the first location in the Eastern United States to be equipped with the Ablatherm robotic high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device, which is used for prostate tissue removal.

Groundbreaking for the Varian ProBeam Compact proton therapy system is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018. The installation of the ProBeam system provides another key option for Sylvester’s team of highly specialized radiation oncologists.

Above all else, we are committed to reducing the burden from cancer and other serious illnesses through research, education, prevention, and the delivery of quality patient care.

Patient Demographics

Data Source for Total Volume: Sylvester Tumor Registry, Calendar Year 2016; Data pulled 4/2/2018. Data Source for International Patient Country of Origin: Professional Billing Transactional Cube (Epic), Fiscal Year 2017; Data pulled 3/30/2018

Sylvester has international patients that come from a total of 84 countries, with the highest volumes from the Bahamas, Ecuador, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic.

*Sylvester’s International volume may be understated due to local addresses that patients use when registering at the facility.





Sylvester Accreditations


Cancer Center of Excellence
The Cancer Center of Excellence designation recognizes providers that exceed service standards and excel in providing quality, comprehensive and patient-centered, coordinated care for cancer patients in Florida.


American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is an accredited Commission on Cancer Program.


American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)
American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is certified by American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Recognizing oncology practices that are committed to delivering the highest quality of care.


American College of Radiology
American College of Radiology The breast imaging center at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the few hospital-based imaging centers in South Florida designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.


Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) FACT accreditation status represents an organization that is committed to providing quality patient care. In attaining this accreditation seal, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates to our patients, medical professionals, health insurance companies, and the government that we exceed standards in patient care and laboratory practices.


Joint Commission
Joint Commission In efforts to continually maintain excellence and quality of patient care, ongoing measures of success are currently in place at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. A well-organized survey preparation plan along with strong leadership and staff involvement lead to the successful survey outcome.