Letters writen by Joe Gorman, President, POA, on December 26, 2009 concerning the location of the Cancer Center.


December 26, 2009


William S. Dalton,CEO/Center Director
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612


Dear Dr. Dalton:

I am president of the Property Owners' Association in The Villages of Lady Lake, Florida. The POA was founded in 1975 and is the original property owners' association in The Villages. We have about 6,500 members. We publish a monthly newsletter, The Bulletin (see enclosed), which we deliver to most residents of this community every month.

Please notice the secondary story on the first page of the enclosed copy of our newsletter. This summarizes our feelings about the proposed cancer center, which Moffitt is now planning with the Central Florida Health Alliance, to be built in Leesburg, Florida.

We are most unhappy with the plan to build the facility in Leesburg which is about 30-45 minutes away. We feel there are ample land sites around our community which the developer of The Villages could make available for the center's building. Furthermore, there is a local, underutilized building built by the Alliance as the satellite hospital for Leesburg Regional Medical Center in the early 1990s. It has about 67,000 sq. ft and is near our Spanish Springs square in Lake County. It was built according to hospital design requirements and could immediately house the cancer center and eliminate the need to build a new, costly building in the next year.

We are also unhappy with the Alliance's characterization of the center as being "only minutes away" from The Villages. This is a gross misrepresentation and is self-serving of the Alliance's desire to use The Villages as a "cash cow" for its imposing building plans for its Leesburg campus.

I would urge you to reconsider the plan to build a new building for the cancer center in Leesburg. Instead, please consider locating the facility close to our community and possibly even in the underutilized satellite hospital building with its 67,000 sq. ft. of space. Also, please contact me if I can be of any assistance to you in your consideration of this facility.

Sincerely,

THE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION OF THE VILLAGES, INC.


Joe Gorman
President








December 26, 2009


David L. Sustarsic, M.D.
Chairman of the Board
Central Florida Health Alliance
600 East Dixie Avenue
Leesburg, FL 34748


Dear Dr. Sustarsic:

Enclosed with this letter are: a copy of a letter I sent to Dr. Dalton and The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa; and a copy of the monthly publication of our organization in The Villages.

I am president of the Property Owners' Association in The Villages of Lady Lake, Florida. The POA was founded in 1975 and is the original property owners' association in The Villages. We have about 6,500 members. We publish a monthly newsletter, The Bulletin (see enclosed), which we deliver to most residents of this community every month.

The letter to Dr. Dalton summarizes our basic concern. We are unhappy that the recently announced cancer center may be built on the Leesburg campus of LRMC and not in The Villages where most of your potential customers are located.

I would also urge you and the Alliance Board to reconsider the plan to build a new building for the cancer center in Leesburg. Instead, please consider locating the facility close to our community and possibly even in the underutilized LRMC satellite hospital building with its 67,000 sq. ft. of space. This building would be ideal for the cancer center.

Please contact me if I can be of any assistance to you in your consideration of this facility.

Sincerely,

THE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION OF THE VILLAGES, INC.



Joe Gorman
President

Encl: 12/26/09 Letter to Dr. Dalton at Moffitt
The January, 2009, issue of the POA Bulletin







Click the links below for PDF versions of the letters:


William S. Dalton, CEO/Center Director, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

David L. Sustarsic, M.D., Chairman of the Board, Central Florida Health Alliance
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