The excitement and exhilaration of the opening of the new state of the art $140 million St. Elizabeth Cancer Center in early October may have only be eclipsed by the stories of generosity of not just successful business leaders but everyday people to help make the project a reality. And the opening of the Center will mean big business for this region in terms of the sought-after medical talent which previously might not have considered relocating here as well as new vendor companies sprouting up. St. Elizabeth is the fourth biggest employer now in the Greater Cincinnati market.
With the ability to treat nearly 500 patients a day, the Center will become a destination for suffering patients across Kentucky and for that matter the Midwest and Southeastern United States. The need alone in Kentucky is staggering as the Commonwealth leads the nation in lung cancer cases and deaths and colorectal cancer cases.
The St. Elizabeth Cancer Center offers cancer detection, diagnosis and care – all under one roof. With an emphasis on precision medicine and genomic health, screening education and prevention, clinical research and advanced, innovative technology, St. Elizabeth will provide a seamless experience for patients undergoing treatment. St. Elizabeth is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, consulting with Mayo Clinic cancer specialists and providing patients access to the Clinic Care Network.
Dr. Flora serves as the Executive Medical Director of Oncology Services at St. Elizabeth, and was recently named The Robert and Dell Ann Sathe Endowed Chair in Oncology. Dr. Flora was born and raised in Cincinnati, graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1999 and has been named a Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor in Hematology and Oncology for the past 15 consecutive years. He is a Board Member of Kentucky Society of Clinical Oncology, The American Cancer Society Regional Board, and The Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation. In his spare time, Dr. Flora enjoys international travel with his wife and three children.
“The CBC has provided me the opportunity to network with other local business leaders. Being new to the area this has become a valuable resource.”