Northeast Florida Gastroenterology Medical Research Sites Combine to Bring Greater Value to Patients and Sponsors

February 8, 2019
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JACKSONVILLE, FL – ENCORE Research Group (ERG) and Borland Groover Clinic (BGC) announced today a clinical research joint venture. Effective March 1, 2019, Borland Groover Division of Research and Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research join forces under the newly organized entity, ENCORE Borland Groover Clinical Research (EBGCR). EBGCR will participate with seven other sites in Florida under the ENCORE umbrella. The partnership will bring the best of gastroenterology care and clinical research together with the goal of maximizing clinical trial opportunities for community patients and sponsors.

“EBGCR represents a terrific opportunity for physicians within and across specialties to cooperate on world class clinical research. We believe that the new joint venture will facilitate access to trials for appropriate patients and qualified physicians” according to Dr. Michael Koren, CEO of ENCORE Research Group.

Dr. Kyle Etzkorn, CEO of BGC said, “Borland Groover Clinic provides state of the art GI care. Our research joint venture with ENCORE enables us to more broadly apply our knowledge and technology to clinical research development programs”.

The clinical research industry has become more challenging in recent years for a variety of reasons including greater regulatory scrutiny, increasing complexity of trials and the unpredictability
of the duration and success of individual projects. As Florida’s leading health providers, BGC and ERG strive to deliver easy access to the high potential, advanced, and innovative treatments offered in clinical trials.

For more information contact Cynthia Buda, RN, CCRC, EBGCR Lead at cbuda@encoredocs.com.

About ENCORE

ENCORE Research Group currently conducts research at seven locations in the State of Florida. Sites include Fleming Island Center for Clinical Research, Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research, Nature Coast Clinical Research – Crystal River, Nature Coast Clinical Research – Inverness, River City Clinical Research, St. Johns Center for Clinical Research and Westside Center for Clinical Research.  In addition, ERG has established an information technology division that conducts research training, develops software products for clinical trialists and serves as an incubator for web-based IT products that link physicians and their patients.

About Borland Groover Clinic

Over the past 70 years, Borland Groover has grown into one of Florida’s largest gastroenterology practices with more specialists, more locations and more hospital partnerships to deliver the most advanced treatments and the best possible patient care. BGC physicians provide care for more than 100,000 patients each year with digestive disorders and conditions that include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease including hepatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux disease, esophageal disorders and more. BGC physicians perform more than 50,000 colonoscopies a year, the only procedure used effectively for colon cancer prevention, and for diagnosing colonic disease.

Name of Press Contact: Cynthia Buda
Date: 08 Feb 2019
Phone: 904-621-0390
Email: cbuda@encoredocs.com

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