“They make you feel every day that you are the only V.I.P: very important patient.” That’s how Isaiah Bazile describes the Proton Therapy Center team at Miami Cancer Institute. He and his wife Suzely were expecting their first child in February, at the same time he was completing proton therapy treatments.

“One day all of them came and greeted me in the lobby; the engineer, the therapists, the physician, all of them. They pulled out a teddy bear and an envelope and they were ...all smiling. And it really moved my wife and I almost to tears because it was so genuine and so unexpected and wonderful an experience. Each of them even took the time to write something personal in the card, not just sign their name. It was priceless.”

Today, the teddy bear in its 'It’s A Girl!' t-shirt resides in the crib of one-month-old Esther Bazile, a reminder of the special relationship between a patient, a family and a special proton therapy team.

Says the proud father, “They are a great team and I was blessed to have them share my journey.”


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Javier Sotomayor
· December 27, 2017
I don't remember when was the last time I could give a 5 star rating to a medical facility, but it's nice to be able to do so at least once in a while. Not only is the place very modern, extremely amp...le space, and pretty, the staff is pleasant, friendly, and accommodating. My doctors' teams truly deliver and are on top of things. Dr. Citron's group cannot be better; and I can say the same thing for Dr. Suleiky Medina's team. Thank you all for an extremely great experience, considering I'm being treated for cancer. Oh, and the infusion team staff is also one of the best. See More
Patricia Tannert
· March 1, 2018
We really love it... my daughter have great time when we come over for chemo ...everybody at pediatric cancer institute are so nice and special.
Always is good to have people like Dr. "D" and his team... caring of my baby. See More
Timothy Lester
· January 17, 2018
Facility and staff are great but I must agree with the first post on this thread. Everything takes FOREVER and everyone runs late. Is it really that hard to stick to a schedule? And don’t ever try to You will be in transfer/voicemail hell. See More
Dari Vorce
· August 26, 2017
145 appointment but As usual it took 40 minutes for lab work a simple finger prick used to take ten minutes , then had to wait for doctor another 45 minutes which then made the infusion late so now th...e chemo infusion which should have begun at 240 isn't in time , the time now is 330 pm now we edit fir the meds which after an hour I have to start asking where's the chemo? Pharmacy working on it, another half hour no meds, ask to speak with pharmacy manager , then find out "someone entered the order incorrectly" so now the the chemo is being mixed its now almost 5 pm then finally after six pm done. Have to wait for valet to get car, raining then sit in traffic home st 7 pm just ridiculous I did not want an afternoon appointment for my husband to begin with but was forced to since doctor had to see him before infusion. The doctor said actually since he had been on vacation another doctor could have put the order in and my husband could have had chemo in the morning line always. The place can't schedule anything no one knows what they are doing and to out my husband thru all this for nothing was negligent No one cares See More
Sylvia Sierra Palacios
· September 8, 2017
Terrible I took my friend for chemo after 2 hours and my persistence we found out it was cancelled everyone just talking shec as called to confirm the day before yet they couldn't let her know when we... got there it was cancelled the staff lacks professionalism emplathy .... and she told me this is her 3 negative experience I am so sad for her she left in tears the last thing a cancer patient needs. This center is new and beautiful outside but lacking big time inside they need lots of training See More
Jorge Andres Estevez
· July 28, 2017
My wife and I were there recently she had an appointment with the Doctor and she was very scared. When it was her time to come in to see the Doctor, it didn't took long the Doctor came in along wit...h his assistant and they were both very professional dealing with my wife to the point where her anxiety level drop making her feel better. The staff there beginning with the Public Safety Officers all staffs that assisted us were very professional. I commend all staff for making our experience at Baptist hospital Miami Cancer institute a good one. See More
Yvette Rodriguez
· July 27, 2017
I had never appointment at 3:15 and was called at 1 to come in earlier. When I did I still had to wait an hour to be seen and when the doctor came in he was very apologetic due to the fact that he had... so many appointments back to back and was overbooked. The checkout lady seemed inconvenienced with my questions. I was given a red folder and sent to go do labs. There was only one nurse doing labs and five patients waiting. When it's finally my turn I had to walk with the nurse to another location where I had to wait another 20 minutes to get called in and another 10 minutes for her to figure out the computer system. Then she tells me that they are short staffed. Wasn't pleased. See More
Nadine Horn Wenzel
· January 5, 2018
I have never felt safer or better taken care of! Despite my lousy diagnosis, I am certain that my " team" will restore my health and follow me through for years!!!
Kelly Casey
· August 23, 2017
the new facility is amazing but very poorly organized. Wait times are long and it is nearly impossible to contact/receive a call back from the doctors there. I would recommend seeing a physician where you will receive better service. See More
Carmen Ortiz
· January 6, 2018
Great service VIP every one so supper nice caring it's so good to get the attention we need thank cancer center
Lisa Alvarez
· June 1, 2017
Excellent center, from the moment you drive up. Free valet parking & they are actually friendly! The moment you walk inside you are treated by warm, friendly & professional staff. The center itself is... new & unbelievably high tech. It's pristine, wall to wall. There are jellyfish swimming in the windows that really help take your mind off the reason you are there. Dr. Aparo & staff are awesome. So helpful & encouraging. The chemo team is always by your side, supporting you & tending to your every need. Thankfully, I'm only there supporting a friend but if I did need treatment, this is where I'd want to be. See More
Juanjjo Ayo
· December 23, 2017
The must caring, loving and hand picked professional take care of you here. I am Blessed to be under their care.
Chanel J Thomas Roberts
· November 27, 2017
My mom had (let's hope) stage 2c ovarian cancer and is refusing to transfer her care to a gynecologist-oncologist, further more her appointment to review her tests results are months away. Not the mos...t caring place if you ask me. See More
Jose Ballester
· May 22, 2017
I don't doubt that folks are receiving the treatment they need. The problem is that as the institute has moved to the new building in Baptist Hospital, the waiting times have increased several times o...ver. What used to take an hour now takes half a day. As I write I am waiting for my own family member to call me for pickup; she's been there for almost four hours and she still has t received her injection. The other day another relative had her prescription sent to her own husband's (who is also a patient there And has a vaguely similar first name) pharmacy where she couldn't pick it up. This was the Institute's error. The sad part is the personnel are quite the same as in the old facility. It seems the new facility isn't lending itself to helping them serve their clientele. I'm very sorry to have to write this. See More
MK Margara
· July 26, 2017
My mother has been a patient at MCI for about one year now. The Doctors, Nurses, support staff, volunteers and the vendors are all wonderful people. Their top priority is the comfort and health care o...f all patients and visitors. We are truly blessed to have this facility in South Florida. Thanks to everyone at MCI for your compassion, love and professionalism. See More
Martha A. Cordero
· August 22, 2017
Beautiful building. Felt silly wearing a time keeping sensor and holding another sensor that felt like I was at a restaurant waiting to be seated. None the less I love the change of location, a lot cl...oser home. The staff and physician are amazing. See More
Barbara Gallo
· May 19, 2017
My 16 year old son is receiving treatment for his cancer at the MCI. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. . Dr. Daghistani and ALL of his staff are amazing and compassionate. I would not... go elsewhere. I hear people complain but maybe they should look at other health systems and boy would it be an eye opener for them.
Very blessed to have my sons care at this facility.
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Laidiesky Rodriguez
· April 28, 2017
This is a brand new and beautiful facility but unfortunately there are huge issues with time management and inefficiencies. Cancer patients in all kinds of conditions are bound to wait sometimes 3 hrs... for a simple blood work. The staff at the 4th floor are ok, but some seem to lack initiative in helping the patient's experience and meeting their needs. There is lack of organization and consistency. Patients shouldn't have to incur in any additional inconveniences, specially when it comes to receiving their treatment. The atmosphere and service prior to the move was better even though the place was smaller. See More
Anne Marie Marietje Arens
· December 22, 2016
I have been getting my treatment there for the last 6 months, the nurses are very kind and understanding. It was overwhelming the first time I went there, I cried for 15 minutes, my make nurse at that... time was so compassionate, he told me it's ok to cry, don't feel bad, he consoled me, I then knew I was in the right place for this journey. I love and thank them all for their kindness. My doctor Ucar and his nurse are the best. Am on my last treatment. Thank you Jesus. It has been a hard journey but there is light at the end of the tunnel. ❤💋 See More
Yulimer A. Morillo Medina
· February 27, 2018
The service was great, I saw the doctor, I got what I needed and I was in my way home!!!
Relay for Life 2018
We are proud to announce Celebrity Chef Cindy Hutson, owner of Ortanique on the Mile and Zest Miami, as our culinary ambassador. Stay tuned for the full recipe on
Today is a milestone at the #MiamiCancerInstitute grand opening celebration, as the vision for exceptional cancer care is realized. #MSKAlliance

What makes us different? We're the only cancer center in the world to offer all of the latest radiation therapies - including proton therapy - in one place, which enables our expert radiation oncology team to choose the right treatment for each patient's individual needs.

#ProtonTherapy #cancer

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Tonight we are blessed to celebrate the official grand opening of our Live Like Bella® Pediatric Proton Radiation Program at Miami Cancer Institute. In alliance... with Memorial Sloan Kettering, we are proud to collaborate with one of the top healthcare systems in the world as we seek out treatment for children battling cancer. We thank all of those who have made this milestone possible with their financial support and commitment to Live Like Bella®. Thank you for helping ensure that we are leaders in the world of childhood cancer and continue to fund cutting edge research. A special congratulations to @dr._matt_hall who leads the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Program at MCI and is a recipient of the State of Florida’s first ever Live Like Bella® Initiative! #MiamiCancerInstitute #MemorialSloanKettering #ProtonTherapy #LiveLikeBella #LoveLikeRayna #ChildhoodCancerAwareness #LifeisaGift #TextBELLAto243725 #MakeaDifference #MIA #Miami #postoftheday #igdaily #pediatriccancer #nonprofit #forthekids #donate #cancer #gogold #childhoodcancer #findacure #research #fightcancer #hope #foundation #charity

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Today we proudly announce the launch of South Florida's first state-of-the-art Proton Therapy Center, making this cutting-edge technology easily accessible to patients in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. See how proton works differently from standard radiation therapy.


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Baptist Health South Florida is at Miami Cancer Institute.

Baptist Health is full of everyday heroes who go above and beyond to care for others. Meet Nicole Reper, certified child life specialist, Radiation Oncology, at... Miami Cancer Institute.

"I love the children I work with every day. I learn so much from each of them about resilience, determination and true joy. They are typical kids that happen to be facing atypical challenges, yet we still laugh and play. I enjoy the fun moments alongside them and see them through the difficult ones. I decided I wanted to work with children as an undergraduate volunteering in pediatric hematology/oncology at Johns Hopkins. Years later, as a certified child life specialist, I saw an opening at Miami Cancer Institute and took advantage of it. The patients’ positive attitudes despite their cancer diagnosis continue to amaze me. They are my motivation. Two patients who will always be special to me –a teenage girl with an amazingly upbeat outlook despite the rigors of daily treatment; and an adolescent boy who played tennis before treatment, and went back home ready to play with the new tennis racket we gave him. It’s very exciting to be a part of the new Miami Cancer Institute and what the future holds for the treatment of pediatric tumors. I know we will change the lives of many children, as they change our lives in return."

#PeopleCaringforPeople #TeamPineapple #EverydayHeroes

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Tasty, healthy and informative - don't miss our next Inspire You event: Healing From Within. Sample exclusive recipes from Celebrity Chef Cindy Hutson, as she presents a demonstration featuring information about nutrition for cancer patients. Parking is free. RSVP today at or call 786-527-7680.

#InspireYou #cancer #cooking

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Before Miami Cancer Institute opened South Florida's first Proton Therapy Center, children like Anayed Perez had to travel hundreds of miles from home to receive proton treatment. Follow along on Anayed's proton therapy journey and learn why this advanced form of radiation treatment offers a significant advantage to our youngest patients.

#ProtonTherapy #cancer

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Baptist Health South Florida is at Miami Cancer Institute.

Baptist Health is full of everyday heroes who go above and beyond to care for others. Meet Roger Garcia, Radiation Therapist at Miami Cancer Institute

“To have ...this job, you have to be passionate – you have to love people, project optimism, be upbeat and positive, and treat them with dignity. I was a baker for 13 years, had back surgery and needed to find a new career. A friend of mine was being treated with radiation therapy and spoke highly about the therapists and thought that job would be perfect for me. I liked science and people, and decided to investigate. Radiation therapy is clinical, specialized, involves helping others, and it seemed like my true calling.

The human touch and being human is the main ingredient our patients need. People come here after they’ve received a scary diagnosis. It’s unsettling for them as well as their families. They are nervous, need support and ask a lot of questions. I strive to take away their worry, if only for a moment and make them smile.

My days can be very hectic. I am blessed that on the worst day, I extend people’s lives and on the best day I help save people’s lives. One of the best rewards is to see patients get well. At the end of treatment many of our patients say, ‘I’ll miss coming here.” That makes me feel like I’ve done my job in the best way possible.”

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Miami Cancer Institute is honored to be among the recipients of funds from The Florida Department of Health to support our pediatric cancer research program. The attached press release announced the award of $700,000 to our Institute as part of the Live Like Bella Pediatric Cancer Research Initiative, which is designed to support researchers in their efforts to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and to develop cures for childhood cancer. The award to Miami Cancer Institute was the result of exceptional collaboration among Baptist Health Foundation, the clinical trials office here at the Institute, and our own Dr. Matthew Hall, in addition to our friends at Live Like Bella.

Florida Health Awards 2 Million for Childhood Cancer Research

We thank all the family members, friends, teams, sponsors and volunteers who joined us at Miami Cancer Institute for Relay for LIfe of Kendall. With messages of hope, we celebrated survivors and remembered loved ones lost to #cancer while raising funds for the American Cancer Society in their efforts to find a cure.


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Miami Cancer Institute added 14 new photos to the album: Relay For Life of Kendall 2018 — at Miami Cancer Institute.
March 10 at 3:32pm

More than 60 teams came together at Miami Cancer Institute for this year's Relay For Life with a day of food, entertainment and family fun. The American Cancer Society event celebrates cancer survivors and raises money to find a cure.

#RelayForLife #Cancer

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Ron Magill

I’m incredibly proud to be the Honorary Chair for this year’s Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society at Baptist Hospital. In this photo, I am privilege...d to stand alongside Dr. Grace Wang who is the amazing oncologist who saved my mother’s life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago, Dr. Beatrice Currier, the Medical Director at the Miami Cancer Institute support center, and psychologist Dr. Paula Levine. It was beyond inspiring to walk alongside hundreds of survivors who are truly amazing people who define the meaning of hope and determination!

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We’re grateful to Attie Crews for her ingenuity and philanthropic spirit. Attie launched “One Change” bracelets to raise funds for the fight against melanoma. Each bracelet has a tag emphasizing the importance of wearing sunscreen. To honor her mother, who is fighting melanoma herself, Attie and friends presented a check for $2,500 to Miami Cancer Institute from proceeds of sales of the bracelets.

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Join us for "Healing From Within" featuring Miami Cancer Institute's Culinary Ambassador Chef Cindy Hutson, Owner of Ortanique and Zest Restaurants. Chef Cindy is joined by Dr. Michael Zinner, Founding CEO and Executive Medical Director and Lupita Townsend, Oncology Registered Dietician.

All are welcome, but reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP email or call 786-527-7680.