Cancer Registry at two local hospitals honored with prestigious award

The Cancer Registry at The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center has been honored with a prestigious award.

The Jean Byers Oncology Award for Excellence in Cancer Registration for 2018 was presented by the Florida Cancer Data System. The award recognizes healthcare systems and hospitals that adhere to rigorous national standards for completeness, timeliness and quality for reporting cancer data to the statewide cancer registry. It also marks the 16th year that Central Florida Health, parent company of both hospitals, has earned this prestigious award. 

The Cancer Registry at The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center recently received the Jean Byers Oncology Award for Excellence in Cancer Registration for 2018 from the Florida Cancer Data System.

“We are honored to be among the select few institutions in the region chosen to receive the Jean Byers Award,” said Elizabeth Jernigan, CFH’s corporate director of quality and infection control. “It recognizes the ongoing commitment of our Cancer Registry team. They truly understand the value in cancer data reporting and work diligently every day to accurately track the health of our cancer patients and community.”

The award is given in honor of Jean Anne Byers, who passed away in 1996 following a long career dedicated to promoting oncology research and education in Florida.

The cancer programs at The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center are accredited by the Commission on Cancer, which indicates a commitment to meeting high quality standards. Partnerships with other facilities and organizations enable CFH to offer a full spectrum of cancer services and ensure a seamless program from diagnosis to treatment for our patients.

Central Florida Health is a locally owned not-for-profit healthcare system and the largest, most comprehensive provider of healthcare services in the region. CFH provides services to Lake, Sumter and Marion counties through inpatient acute hospital services at both hospitals, inpatient services at TVRH Rehabilitation Hospital and diagnostic laboratory services at several locations. To learn more, visit www.CentralFloridaHealth.org.