October 21, 2020
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Location of headquarters will create 200 jobs and a capital investment of $4 million
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Today, Vicinitas Cancer Care, Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s® Preferred Provider Alliance, announced it will establish its headquarters in Palm Beach County. Vicinitas Cancer Care will create 200 jobs and the company will invest $4 million to renovate and equip a 45,000 square foot facility.
Vicinitas will be a nation-wide network of physicians and other oncology care providers who share the same uncompromising focus on serving the needs of each individual patient. Each patient will work with a dedicated care manager to schedule all appointments, facilitate understanding of treatment options and coordinate communication among providers. The company is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s® national network of five cancer care hospitals.
Angela Marchi, President and CEO of Vicinitas Cancer Care stated, “More and more patients are seeking an integrative approach to their cancer care needs, but are frustrated with the limited options they have in their communities. Financial pressures are increasing on providers making it difficult for them to focus on practicing medicine. Vicinitas offers a unique solution to address the needs of both of these groups. We appreciate the warm welcome and spirit of cooperation we have received from the community, and we look forward to serving patients across the country from our new home in Boca Raton.”
Vicinitas is redefining community cancer care with its unique integrative model. Patients are better equipped and empowered through access to a network of experienced oncology providers and a full range of integrative therapies close to home. Providers receive assistance through dedicated care managers, and back office support. As the healthcare industry continues to seek ways to drive down costs, increase quality and improve transparency, Vicinitas represents an innovative approach which is attractive to physicians, payers, and most importantly patients. The company will offer services nationwide to connect patients with a network of best in class quality providers across the continuum of cancer care. Commencement of operations and launch of the company’s website are scheduled for late 2014.
Life science clusters across the state have allowed Florida to establish itself as the premier new location for life sciences innovation and industry growth. Florida is home to world-renowned biomedical research institutes, and nearly 1,000 biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. In total, there are more than 44,000 healthcare establishments in Florida.
President and CEO of Enterprise Florida Gray Swoope said, “The establishment of Vicinitas Cancer Care’s headquarters in Boca Raton is a great addition to Florida’s growing life science sector. Our skilled workforce and strong business climate are two necessary components for the expansion of businesses like Vincinitas, and we will continue to share Florida’s business story to bring more life science companies to the state.”
This project was made possible through the close partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Business Development Board (BDB) of Palm Beach County, the City of Boca Raton, CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “By selecting Florida for their headquarters to care for patients around the nation, Vicinitas Cancer Care has demonstrated their confidence in Florida’s business-friendly environment and skilled workforce. These 200 new jobs and capital investment will add to Florida’s economic turnaround story and enhance the life science industry in the area.”
As part of the project, CareerSource Florida has offered Vicinitas Cancer Care performance-based partial reimbursement grants for employee training through the Quick Response Training (QRT) program. QRT grants are structured to be flexible and responsive to the training needs of new or expanding businesses.
Chris Hart IV, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida said, “Connecting businesses with training opportunities so they can expand and grow is one of the many employment services available through the CareerSource Florida network. We are honored to help Floridians land great career opportunities with companies like Vicinitas Cancer Care that give back to our state through their work to assist families.”
City of Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie stated, “We are thrilled that Vicinitas Cancer Care has selected Boca Raton. They will be a welcome addition to the community, and demonstrate the strength of Boca Raton as a corporate headquarters destination.”
Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County said, “The addition of Vicinitas Cancer Care reinforces the value of Palm Beach County and the City of Boca Raton as a location of choice for the healthcare industry and for corporate headquarters facilities. We look forward to welcoming this company to the community.”
Vicinitas Cancer Care, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Preferred Provider Alliance, offers patients hope in a setting close to home by coordinating care within a partnership of world class physicians and integrative medical professionals. Vicinitas Cancer Care provides patients with information about cancer, and uses a nation-wide network of providers to create an integrative care plan personalized to the needs of each patient. For more information about Vicinitas Cancer Care, please call 561-961-8190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.