LA CROSSE, Wis. — Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare is pleased to announce plans for an expansion and renovation of its Cancer Center, which includes the departments of Hematology/Oncology and Radiation Oncology.
The Cancer Center has seen immense growth since opening in September 2004. The practice has grown from two medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist to four medical oncologists, two radiation oncologists and three associate providers. During this same time, the number of patients receiving cancer care has doubled.
The $4.9 million project will add 3900 square feet including nine exam rooms and nine treatment chairs to the Cancer Center, located on the lower level of the Cancer and Surgery Building. Dedicated space for valuable support services such as dietetics, social work and palliative care will also be created. The project further integrates local cancer services with Mayo Clinic cancer care in order to provide comprehensive, consistent care throughout the Midwest.
“With this renovation, we can better meet the needs of our current patients and be prepared for future growth,” says Tanner Holst, vice president for medical subspecialties. “Our goal is to allow patients to stay close to home and their support networks while receiving treatment.”
Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2018 and will occur in phases in order to continue caring for patients during construction. The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019.
The Cancer Center is highly accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, recently receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2017.
Press ContactRick Thiesse