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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (founded in 1993)

Miami, FL

Service areas: FL, GA, NC

Volume: 325,000 outpatient visits; 8,163 inpatient days; 40 beds

Employees: 1,000

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center opened in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services to the South Florida community. Together with the 40-bed inpatient hospital, UMHC (University of Miami Hospital & Clinics), Sylvester/UMHC serves as the hub for cancer diagnosis and treatment for UHealth–University of Miami Health System. In 2003, Sylvester expanded its cancer services to patients in Broward and Palm Beach with the opening of Sylvester at Deerfield Beach. A third facility, Sylvester at Kendall, was opened in 2009 to serve patients in southern Miami-Dade County. Since its founding, Sylvester has transformed cancer research and treatment in South Florida and beyond.

Sylvester handles approximately 1,300 inpatient admissions annually, performs nearly 3,000 surgical procedures, and treats more than 4,300 new cancer patients. All Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida's only academic medical center.

Today there are more than 258,000 outpatient visits to the cancer center and more than 250 physicians and scientists working together to realize Harcourt Sylvester Jr.'s vision of a comprehensive cancer center. In addition, Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in approximately 230 clinical trials and receive more than $41 million annually in research grants.

Mission: We seek to reduce the human burden from cancer and other serious illnesses through research, education, prevention, and the delivery of quality patient care.

Vision: Sylvester will become a fully integrated program of patient care, education, and research with an international reputation for excellence.

Sylvester will provide new hope for cancer patients in our extended community, which includes South Florida, the southeastern United States, the Caribbean, and South America.

Sylvester will promote efficient, community-responsive health care, and generate resources to sustain and enhance innovative cancer programs.

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