Miami Cancer Institute Launches CancerConnect On Line Support Community for Their Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Miami Cancer Institute Launches CancerConnect On Line Support Community for Their Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Austin TX/Sun Valley ID Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida joins Dana Farber, Memorial Sloan Kettering, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and other leading cancer centers and advocacy groups in providing a specialized social network for their patients with cancer. Miami Cancer Institute’s CancerConnect support community offers patients a safe, secure, and private online resource where they can find peer-to-peer support, share experiences and information, and build their own online support community. This new online platform is now available at cancerconnect.baptisthealth.net. Come join the conversation!

“Cancer patients and their families need ongoing access to information and support not just during a brief office visit with their physician. They need help during sleepless nights as well as busy days,” explains Charles Weaver, MD, a medical oncologist and editor of CancerConnect. “We are pleased that leading cancer centers like Miami Cancer Institute continue to select CancerConnect as the preferred social media application to support patients in their community. CancerConnect creates local communities that connect help build a lasting relationship between patients and their cancer care team by providing a safe and secure environment where individuals can share information, provide support, and validate their experience with others as they learn to manage and cope with their situation.”

Registering with Miami Cancer Institute’s CancerConnect community is fast, free, and confidential. Visit cancerconnect.baptisthealth.net to join.

About CancerConnect

CancerConnect.com is the leading social network for cancer patients, their friends, and family. This unique online application was developed by OMNI Health Media and combines a robust information platform consisting of current comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. It is populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling cancer and is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer.

Cancer Connect is used as a private label Application by many leading cancer centers and advocacy groups to support their patients. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of California, The Ohio State James Cancer Inst and other leading Advocacy Groups and Cancer clinics provides community, connection and support with CancerConnect. CancerConnect is licensed to hospitals, cancer clinics, and advocacy groups to enhance their websites, improve SEO, and allow their patients to be part of a social community without leaving their clinic. Disease-specific groups as well as groups focused on care giving, health and wellness, and nutrition all exist to provide support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.

About OMNI Health Media

OMNI Health Media (OMNI) is a leading specialty Website and Application developer and publisher of consumer health information. OMNI has developed CancerConnect, theGIConnection, theRAConnection, and theSpineCommunity. These social communities can be accessed directly or used by gastroenterologists, oncologists, and rheumatologists to provide support and build community on their websites for their patients in a safe, secure, moderated environment.

Originally established in 1996 as a cancer patient education resource, OMNI has consistently expanded its platform by integrating technologic advances with its health information content, applications and services. OMNI has been recognized for producing award-winning, multi-media content which reaches over 1.5 million health information seekers in English, Japanese, and Spanish every month.

OMNI Health Media also produces and manages Women magazine, and The Web Chats with the Experts interactive series featuring thought leaders from institutions such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and other prominent health centers.

Contact chweaver@omnihealthmedia.com

About Miami Cancer Institute

Baptist Health South Florida is developing Miami Cancer Institute into a destination cancer center known for its leading clinical care, exceptional patient experience, advanced clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. To accelerate its mission of hope, caring and innovation, Miami Cancer Institute has joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a meaningful relationship that enables patients with cancer access to potential breakthrough therapies in South Florida. For more information, visit MiamiCancerInstitute.com.

Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.