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Brevard's Leading Cancer Services Providers Unite to Form Health First Cancer Institute

Health First, Space Coast Cancer Center Join Together

Aaron Robinson & Dr. Lee Scheinbart

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2015) - Health First and Space Coast Cancer Center are pleased to announce the joining of the two leading cancer care providers on the Space Coast with the creation of the Health First Cancer Institute.

"Health First Cancer Institute will leverage the collective knowledge, dedication and compassion to provide patients with advanced specialists, multiple locations, inpatient and outpatient services and the full continuum of services needed for those fighting cancer," said Aaron Robinson, Senior Executive for Health First Cancer Institute. "We are pleased to join together in the fight against cancer and support our Brevard County residents in the management of this terrible disease."

With providers specializing in medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, surgical oncology, thoracic oncology, urology, radiology and pathology, the Health First Cancer Institute will offer a comprehensive and collaborative program for the detection, treatment and management of cancer.

"When a person is battling cancer, they want hope. We can help give them that hope by making sure they have access to high-quality, advanced technology and treatments and a team of knowledgeable caring providers," said Dr. Lee Scheinbart, Medical Director, Health First Cancer Institute. "Health First Cancer Institute will provide world-class cancer care right here in Brevard."

Health First Cancer Institute will have four facilities conveniently located across Brevard, including the Health First Cancer Services on Hickory Street in Melbourne and three former SCCC locations, including the Titusville Cancer Center, Merritt Island Cancer Center and Viera Cancer Center.

For more information about the Health First Cancer Institute, visit HFcancer.org.

About Health First

Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County's not-for-profit, community healthcare system. The fully integrated delivery network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group and outpatient and wellness services. As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2014, Health First provided more than $119 million in community support. To learn more about Health First and how we're giving back to our community, please visit HFgivesback.org.