People boarding Tampa flights at Tampa International Airport in 2011 will have an innovative health opportunity. Moffitt Cancer Center
has signed a lease with Tampa International Airport
for the two-story building that used to house Continental Airlines. Moffitt currently occupies space at Tampa General Hospital
(TGH) and will move its operations when its lease with TGH ends on June 30, 2011.
to high patient demand we are at capacity and have given long
consideration to our options in order to accommodate the high demand,"
explains Michelle Foley, Moffitt's spokesperson. "Our conclusion was to
find a site, preferably existing, that would allow for a broader
complement of outpatient services than currently exists at our present
The lease has a 20-year term with
two five-year renewable options depending on Federal Aviation Authority
(FAA) approval. The FAA has approved Moffitt's initial occupancy as of
July 1, 2011.
"The building at Tampa
International Airport (TIA) was one of several properties considered,"
continues Foley. "Our final decision to pursue a lease with TIA for the
former Continental building was predicated on the availability of an
existing structure that can accommodate our plans as well as be
accessible and convenient for patients and their families."
at the airport's medical center facility will include medical oncology,
infusion services, radiation therapy and radiology. It will be
accessible from Jim Walter Boulevard just off Boyscout Boulevard. in
Tampa, or via the mall entrance at International Plaza
has an affiliate network of hospitals throughout Florida as well as
Savannah, GA, and includes physicians whose clinical practice is at
least 50 percent oncology or who have demonstrated an active interest in
Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Source: Michelle Foley, Moffitt Cancer Center