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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Jun. 5, 2017 1 year ago

Edgewell named finalist for Florida Makes manufacturer of the year

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Edgewell Personal Care is located off North U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach.
by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

An Ormond Beach manufacturer was recently named a finalist for the 2017 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award. 

Edgewell Personal Care was chosen out of 120 companies and named a finalist out of five for companies up to 500 employees. They make sun care and shave preparation products for brands such as Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropical, Edge and Skintimate. 

The winners were chosen by Florida Makes, an industry-led nonprofit public-private partnership established in 2015. 

Halifax Health introduces less-invasive breast cancer treatment

Halifax Health recently began treating women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancers with a new, less-invasive, single-treatment option using the INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy system.

“We are proud to be the first to offer this treatment option which greatly reduces the treatment time for women with certain types of early-stage breast cancer," said says Debra Trovato, service line administrator for Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. "This month, we have successfully performed this new treatment on two patients utilizing the IORT system.” 

Considered an excellent therapy option for women having breast-conserving surgery, also known as a lumpectomy, this clinically documented radiotherapy delivers a single fraction of radiotherapy in 20-30 minutes during the time of surgical lumpectomy. Other forms of radiation therapy can require five to six weeks of treatment.

“With this new less-invasive treatment, the small spherical tip of a miniaturized radiation device is inserted into lumpectomy incision,” said Ronald Krochak, M.D., a board-certified radiation oncologist at Halifax Health. "This treatment option significantly reduces the treatment of early-stage breast cancer and allows patients to get back to their lives more quickly.”

IORT can also be used for a boost treatment during surgery and to deliver a prescribed dose of radiation therapy in conjunction with whole breast radiation. To learn more about the programs and treatments visit halifaxhealth.org/oncology or call 425-2378. 

In other business news

  • For the seventh consecutive year, Adventist Health System, which includes the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award.
  • Chris Petersen and Erin McKeown joined Adams, Cameron & Co. Realtors' team of real estate agents. 
  • The Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach is offering free car seat safety checks the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. starting June 7. 
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