The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation (TOI) Adds Three New Clinics to Tampa Area Footprint Through Acquisition


Addition of Oncology Association Brings TOI to 4 Locations in Tampa Bay and 45 Nationwide

TAMPA, FL.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation (TOI) has completed the acquisition of Oncology Association, operated by Dr. Pedro Mendez, marking TOI’s second acquisition in Florida and expansion into Hillsborough County.
Founded in 2007, TOI is a multi-state cancer care practice dedicated to healing and empowering patients through compassion, innovation, and state-of-the-art medical care. TOI is the largest value-based oncology practice in the U.S., taking accountability for both the quality outcomes as well as the medical costs associated with a population of more than 1 million patients.
Dr. Mendez expressed his enthusiasm about joining the practice by stating, “I am pleased to join TOI and the team of nearly 50 well-respected oncologists. This transition offers our patients an expanded list of services, as well as the expertise of my new colleagues, which I am confident will improve patient care.”
As the nation’s leading value-based oncology provider, TOI offers a diverse set of cutting-edge resources including:

• A leading clinical research program offering patients access to more than 130 clinical trials.
• Comprehensive dispensary services to offer convenience and savings to patients receiving oral chemotherapeutics.
• A care management program which helps patients navigate a complex healthcare system.
• A state-of-the-art website with educational resources, scheduling capabilities, and a convenient patient portal.

TOI CEO, Brad Hively, shared “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mendez to our team. With a long history of caring for patients in Hillsborough County, Dr. Mendez brings to TOI a reputation for excellent care as well as deep connections to the local community.”

To learn more about Dr. Mendez and the new clinics, click here.

View the complete press release here.

About The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation
Founded in 2007, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation (TOI) is one of the largest community oncology practices in the US as well as our nation’s leading value-based oncology services platform. TOI employs 70+ physicians and advanced practice providers in 45+ clinic locations, with more than 500 total employees helping to offer leading-edge, evidence-based cancer care to a population of more than 1 million patients. TOI brings comprehensive, integrated cancer care into community settings, including clinical trials, stem cell transplants, transfusions, and other care delivery models traditionally associated with the most advanced tertiary care settings.

Stay Safe Under the Sun – Tips to Protect Yourself

The weather is warming up and summer is just around the corner, which means more time outside under the sun. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and unprotected UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer.1 The Oncology Institute is sharing a few ways to enjoy the outdoors while protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

  • Stay in the shade: Protect yourself from UV rays by seeking shade or shelter especially from 10 am to 4 pm daylight saving time (9 am to 3 pm standard time) when UV rays are strongest.2
  • Cover up: Wearing sun-protective clothing, a broad-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses when outdoors will protect your face, eyes, and skin from damaging UV rays.
  • Avoid using tanning beds and sunlamps: Tanning bed use has been linked with an increased risk of melanoma, especially if it is started before a person is 30.3
  • Use broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen: Make sure you use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily. If you are going to be outdoors or enjoying a beach day, use a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply often.

Protecting your skin from damaging effects of sun exposure today will help prevent long term skin damage and reduce your risk of skin cancer tomorrow.