PVHS will announce today that the Poudre Valley Cancer Center will be constructed next to other oncology services on the Harmony Campus in Fort Collins rather than as a stand-alone building. Construction on the center will begin in the spring of 2012.
The plans for the Foundation-funded survivorship center will remain intact and will make the center the hub of the survivorship experience for local cancer patients.
The Foundation needs about $2.2 million to complete the campaign for the survivorship center.
Our local need for more radiation oncology services made that a fast-track project for completion as soon as possible,” said Kevin Unger, Poudre Valley Hospital president and CEO. “Once we started that response, the logical next step was to look at that location for our cancer center as a whole.”
Unger said the repurpose plan costs less than estimates to build a free-standing cancer center on the Harmony campus. The new plan for the cancer center will add approximately 24,000 square feet of new construction to the existing 20,000 square feet presently dedicated to cancer services on the Harmony campus. In all, the new PVHS cancer center will be 43,450 square feet.
Design planning for the new cancer center will start in the next two weeks and is expected to be completed in March. Construction is slated begin in April, with the project completed by April 2013.
The following treatment, support and survivorship services will be provided in the new cancer center:
Child/teen support area
Complementary therapies such as massage and healing touch
Counseling/oncology social work
Patient and family education area