September 9, 2021 by Peter B. Laird
Lynn Cancer Institute Expands Services to Bethesda in Boynton Beach
Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has expanded its life-saving cancer diagnosis and treatment services in Palm Beach County, according to hospital executives, with the opening of Lynn Cancer Institute at Bethesda – Radiation Oncology.
The new location, under the direction of Michael Kasper, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at Lynn Cancer Institute, is at 10301 Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach. It is one of many healthcare services available at Bethesda Health City, an outpatient center that is part of Bethesda Hospital East.
“We look forward to this partnership that will help us bring state-of-the-art comprehensive oncology care closer to our patients and community,” says Nelson Lazo, CEO of Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West are all part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit medical provider in the region. Baptist Health also operates Miami Cancer Institute and is in the process of integrating their complementary services to give patients increased and expedited access to expert care.
Lynn Cancer Institute has one of the largest comprehensive oncology programs in Florida, offering top medical and surgical experts as well as the latest in diagnostics and therapeutic cancer treatments, according to Louise Morrell, M.D., medical director of the Institute, which receives about 150,000 patient visits yearly.
Lynn Cancer Institute also takes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care and has access to groundbreaking research trials from nationally recognized programs.
“When we work together, we can accomplish more,” Dr. Morrell says. “With every cancer diagnosis, our goal is to provide patients and their families with personalized care driven by the latest molecular testing and state-of-the-art technology, while maintaining an unsurpassed patient experience.”
In addition to its main location at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Lynn Cancer Institute also operates two satellite facilities in Delray Beach — one on Military Trail and the other on Linton Boulevard. With increasing cancer specialization and the need for the latest technology, the expansion to Bethesda Hospital will greatly benefit patients, according to Dr. Morrell.
“In coordination with Miami Cancer Institute, our programs are really the anchors of cancer care from the Keys to Palm Beach County,” Dr. Morrell says. “Our common goal is to ensure that every patient with cancer, or at high risk, has access to the very best care available. Integration means widening our circle of expertise and having support as we expand.”
Bethesda Hospital East provides comprehensive services, including a nationally recognized orthopedic total joint replacement program; cardiovascular care; vascular, endovascular and robotic surgery; women’s and children’s services. Inpatient oncology services and an infusion center are available on its campus in Boynton Beach, north of Boca Raton, and imaging services are available at Bethesda Health City.