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AdventHealth Ocala First in Marion County Named Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance

AdventHealth Ocala joins more than 500 screening centers across the country following best practices Lung Cancer Alliance.

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AdventHealth Ocala and its partners at Radiology Associates of Ocala have been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA). Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S., and lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan makes it possible to detect the disease early when it is most treatable and even curable. Low dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely and efficiently, saves tens of thousands of lives a year.

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"We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to every patient, every time," said Joe Johnson, President and CEO of AdventHealth Ocala. "This recognition highlights our commitment to elevate the level of health care in our community and our dedication to help all we serve live their healthiest lives possible."

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AdventHealth Ocala and Radiology Associates of Ocala offer the lung cancer screening initiative at the Medical Imaging Center of Ocala and the TimberRidge Imaging Center.

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"We are pleased that our centers are being recognized as Centers of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance," said Dr. Brian Cartwright of Radiology Associates of Ocala. "The remarkable detail of the low dose CT scans reveals even the tiniest lung abnormalities. The clarity captures minute nodules that x-ray can miss."

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Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are recognized for their ongoing commitment to lung cancer screening and to complying with comprehensive standards based on best practices developed by professional organizations such as the American College of Radiology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program.

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"We are honored to be working with AdventHealth Ocala as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence. Their commitment to practice responsible lung cancer screening will lead to advancements in research and many lives saved. They are an example to follow," says LCA President and CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose.

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AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, is committed to providing our unique brand of inspired, compassionate whole-person care to the communities we serve.



 
 
 
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