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Florida Hospital's Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement Receives $4.2 Million Congressional Grant
Date:1/19/2010

CELEBRATION, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orlando gets another boost in becoming a medical destination. Congressman Alan Grayson was at Florida Hospital's Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement (NCSA) to announce a $4.2 million Congressional Directed Department of Defense Grant that will be used to revolutionize civilian and military capabilities in surgical robotic research. The grant was secured by Congressman Alan Grayson with additional support from Senator Bill Nelson.

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"This proves that hard work pays off. We found a way to get millions of Department of Defense dollars to Central Florida, even though the District does not have a military installation," said Congressman Grayson. "These new federal dollars are the perfect use of directed spending. The award will save lives, especially those of the men and women in the military. It will also create new, high-paying jobs in Central Florida."

The grant will help establish a "Global Center of Excellence in Medical Robotics and Simulation," which will be housed at the NCSA. The training at the Center will focus on capabilities in robotic tele-surgery, tele-mentoring and tele-broadcasting. Furthermore, the research conducted will enhance military and civilian health care outcomes, increase patient safety, reduce health care costs as well as create high tech jobs. T
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