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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla., July 18, 2018 – Florida Hospital has selected Shawn Zaicek as director of radiation oncology operations. Zaicek will initially serve in this capacity at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City and Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand. In 2019, the role will expand to include Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach.
Radiation oncology is one of the three primary specialties involved in treating cancer; the other two are surgical and medical oncology. Radiation oncology uses high energy beams, or x-rays, to target and kill cancer cells. Using a machine called a linear accelerator, radiation therapy fights cancer by damaging the DNA of cancer cells while sparing as much of the healthy cells as possible. Although it depends on the patient’s individual needs, radiation therapy is typically delivered five days a week over the course of several weeks.
In this new role, Zaicek will be responsible for managing radiation oncology operations and improving processes for all clinical operations while maintaining Florida Hospital’s mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ
Zaicek has 14 years of experience in radiation oncology and has previously served as chief radiation therapist and departmental manager of radiation oncology at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Fort Worth, Texas. He has also served as a clinical instructor of radiologic technology for Brookhaven College in Texas.
Most recently, Zaicek was the director of Keiser University’s radiation therapy program in Melbourne, Florida. In this role, he was accountable for the overall processes and outcomes of the program, including the vision, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
A Lake Mary resident, Zaicek earned a Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is a Certified Radiation Therapist and Radiologic Technologist. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
About Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. The Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.