The Lee Health Regional Cancer Center has also boosted its personnel in a variety of positions.
The Lee Health Regional Cancer Center is expanding, with plans to open new cancer center locations in Cape Coral and Bonita Springs.
Lee Health will first build out the Coconut Point location, to include oncology and infusion services, which will be located at the Bonita Health Center. The anticipated timeline for that location is summer of 2023, according to a statement. Plans to expand in Cape Coral are currently underway. While an exact location hasn’t yet been identified, the intent is to add services to the Cape in three to four years, the release states.
“Our goal is to meet the needs of our community, and as the population in Southwest Florida continues to grow, so does the need for more oncology services in the region,” said Debra Wilson, vice president of oncology for Lee Health, in the statement. “By expanding our program, we are going to be able to keep our patients in their neighborhoods and community so they can be treated closer to home.”
Over the past several months, Lee Health has also significantly grown its oncology care team by hiring seven additional care providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners and a physician assistant.
Additionally, Lee Health recruited two expert leaders in the oncology field — Debra Wilson and Dr. Mark Roh — to further expand the program. Dr. Roh serves as chief physician executive of oncology services and Wilson holds the role of vice president of oncology. Both have decades of extensive and dedicated experience in cancer care, the release states.
The Regional Cancer Center offers a comprehensive care program, complete with oncologists, nurse navigators, a dietician, genetics counselor and more. The certified and dedicated team designs treatment programs that exceed national survivorship rates through a compassionate and collaborative experience.