The Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando (CRC) is joining Orlando Health to create the Orlando Health Colon and Rectal Institute.
The agreement will add CRC’s seven physicians, who are board-certified in colorectal surgery and general surgery, to Orlando Health’s team of nationally recognized cancer treatment specialists.
“We’re thrilled to have our colleagues at CRC join the Orlando Health family,” said Margo Shoup, MD, MBA, president of Orlando Health Cancer Institute. “Our relationship with their group goes back many years and we’re looking forward to continuing to enhance the level of colon and rectal care our patients receive.”
CRC and Orlando Health have a long history of collaboration, including recently earned recognition from the National Accreditation Program in Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. Achieving accreditation requires compliance with the high standards set forth by NAPRC, which sets top benchmarks for cancer care in quality, systemwide team collaboration, and excellence in patient outcomes. The achievement places Orlando Health Cancer Institute among only 62 other centers nationwide that have received NAPRC accreditation.
“We’re proud to join Orlando Health, an organization with a rich history of providing exceptional quality care to the communities it serves,” said Paul Williamson, MD, managing partner at the Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando. “We have worked closely with the organization for more than 40 years as their primary colon and rectal surgery group and we look forward to working with our colleagues to enhance patient access to innovative and quality care.”