September 21, 2015
WHO: Centerpoint Medical Center
WHAT: Groundbreaking for Sarah Cannon at Centerpoint Medical Center
WHEN: Noon, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
WHERE: Corner of 39th and Jackson Street (Formerly Lazy Boy)
WHY: Centerpoint Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—will break ground on a state-of-the-art
comprehensive center, near the hospital’s Independence campus. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centerpoint Medical Center will integrate cancer diagnosis and treatment services under one roof, bringing together medical oncology, radiation oncology, genetic counseling, specialized oncology, nurse navigators, sub-specialty oncology care and clinical research. Additional support services will include oncology programs and resources to assist patients and their families through the many facets of cancer diagnosis, treatment and aftercare. The Center is projected to open Summer 2016.
Groundbreaking festivities will begin promptly at noon with remarks by Robert L. Talley, M.D., Medical Oncologist, Sarah Cannon at Centerpoint
Medical Center and breast cancer survivor Sam Overton, among others. Refreshments will follow.
“Centerpoint Medical Center is proud to provide unprecedented access to our uniquely compassionate, patient-centered care model,” says David Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Centerpoint Medical Center. “The addition of a comprehensive cancer center at Centerpoint Medical Center will represent an important milestone in our strategic initiative to not only invest in the community’s well-being and economy, but to ensure national, leading-edge cancer care is available to residents of Jackson County and beyond.”
Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centerpoint Medical Center will continue to offer cancer care for patients close to home that has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The new comprehensive cancer center will incorporate interdisciplinary team of medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and additional specialists who are part of the Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health cancer network, a regional network of leading cancer experts. Advanced medical oncology and therapies, radiation therapy, advanced technology, including the daVinci® surgical robot, breast MRI, 3D mammography and surgical oncology services will be available.
For more information on Sarah Cannon at Centerpoint Medical Center, visit centerpointmedical.com.