Cleve­land Clinic plans $276 mil­lion can­cer cen­ter

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Ti­mothy Ma­gaw, Crain’s Cleve­land Busi­ness

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.

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