BEAVERCREEK — Due to the success of the new Kettering cancer center, Kettering Health Network is planning an $8 million expansion of the services it provides at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek.
The first phase of the expansion — which is expected to begin in early June — will focus on the infusion center. To accommodate more chemotherapy patients, the infusion center will double in size to 13,000 square feet. The number of clinical exam rooms also will double to support Kettering Cancer Care at Soin’s growing on-site medical oncology team. The expansion of the infusion center — located at the hospital’s Ollie Davis Pavilion at 3535 Pentagon Blvd. — is expected to be completed by October 2017.
“Because Kettering Cancer Care is experiencing record-breaking volume, network and hospital leaders knew the time was right to enhance our cancer service offerings to residents in the Greene County area,” said Elizabeth Garrison, executive director of cancer services for Kettering Health Network.
Phase two of the expansion will add the latest in radiation therapy technology. An 8,300-square-foot suite will be built that includes a linear accelerator for radiation therapy, as well as a CT simulator and scanner to support the addition of an on-site radiation oncology team. The radiation oncology addition is expected to be completed by May 2018.
“We are happy to bring more advanced cancer treatment services to our neighbors in Greene County,” said Rick Dodds, president of Soin Medical Center. “The expansion will allow us to continue providing quality service to those patients currently served by, or potentially to be served by, Kettering Cancer Care at Soin, and to maximize the convenience for patients in the eastern and northern regions to receive medical and radiation oncology treatment close to home.”
Greene Medical Foundation will provide a $3 million grant to cover part of the cost.
“The Foundation believes it is vitally important that we play a role in the reality of this expansion and addition,” said Jeff Brock, president of Greene Medical Foundation. “We want patients to have the latest cancer treatment technology in a nurturing, compassionate environment that supports whole person care.”
Kettering’s comprehensive cancer center opened December 2016 in the Pavilion located on the campus of Kettering Medical Center in Kettering.
Greene County News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.