September 24, 2012
Florida Hospital DeLand Showcases Cancer Center
DELAND –State-of-the-art treatment and comprehensive care were the themes of a September 13 presentation and tour of the Florida Hospital DeLand Charles and Edith Morris Cancer Center.

Dr. Eric Gershman, Florida Hospital DeLand Hematologist/Oncologist, served as the keynote speaker and gave a brief history of cancer treatment and how it has evolved over the years.

“We used to treat all cancers the same,” Gershman said, “but now we know that breast cancer is not the same as lung cancer or prostate cancer.”

Gershman expressed his faith and trust in the Florida Hospital DeLand’s team of medical professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment with compassion.

“The community here has a great resource in Florida Hospital DeLand,” he said.

In 2011, the Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute unveiled a $5.2 million expansion, which enhanced the services provided and allowed the facility to treat new tumor sites.

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed full service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24-hour emergency and critical care. Florida Hospital DeLand is a part of the Adventist Health System; the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as well as Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery.  Florida Hospital DeLand is Chest Pain Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and is a certified Stroke and PCI Center.  The hospital has also been recognized for the seventh consecutive year among the 2011 Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit

Celebrating 50 years of health care, Florida Hospital DeLand is honoring their past and celebrating their future throughout 2012. Visit for more information, contests, historical facts, event details and more. 

Photo Caption
Florida Hospital DeLand Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Eric Gershman; Director of Cancer Services at Florida Hospital DeLand and Fish Memorial Dore Shepard; and Florida Hospital DeLand CEO Mark LaRose, next to photos the Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute beneficiaries Charles and Edith Morris.

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