Cleveland Clinic plans $276 million cancer center
Cleveland Clinic last week announced plans to build a large, $276 million cancer facility, which will unite much of the cancer care currently scattered around its sprawling campus east of downtown Cleveland.
The clinic said it expects to break ground on the 377,000-square-foot, seven-story facility in late September, and hopes to have it complete in early 2017. Funding is expected to come from a $2 billion fundraising campaign launched earlier this summer. The clinic’s building will have a total of 126 exam rooms, 19 more than its current cancercare capacity. It also will boast 17 more private and semi-private chemotherapy infusion rooms for a total of 98.
The new facility will unite all of the treatment care teams—organized by disease group—on its main campus in one central location. The clinic’s building is an outpatient facility, not a freestanding cancer hospital like its Cleveland rival, University Hospitals’ Seidman Cancer Center, a $260 million, 375,000-square-foot facility that opened in 2011.
Cleveland Clinic expects to open its new cancer-care facility in early 2017.