A Denver-based real estate developer recently celebrated the grand opening of the new CHI Health Regional Cancer Center at St. Francis in Grand Island, Neb. The grand opening ceremony took place one year and five months after breaking ground in July 2018. The one-story, 40,380-square-foot medical office building (MOB) replaces the former CHI Health St. Francis Cancer Treatment Center, better enabling CHI Health to support the community’s cancer care needs.

The new, larger, on-campus facility is also conveniently located on a site adjacent to CHI St. Francis Hospital, accessible by a breezeway. Construction of the new facility, which began June 2018, required a challenging demolition process of an existing building and relocation of several programs, but the development plan enabled the hospital to remain operational with minimal downtime.

The new Cancer Treatment Center (CTC) is equipped with a new TrueBeam® linear accelerator, a fully integrated system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The center also features an infusion center with heated massage chairs, a 6,000-square-foot healing garden, and a spiritual room featuring natural light. Expected to grow by 500 patients a year, the center is one of only 12 in the state of Nebraska with the ACOS CoC (American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer) designation. The center treated its first patients Jan. 13, 2020.

NexCore Group recently celebrated the grand opening of the new 40,380 square foot CHI Health Regional Cancer Center in Grand Island, Neb.