Banner Health, M. D. Anderson Announce Cancer Care Facility for Arizona
Broadest Extension of M. D. Anderson Clinical Services Outside of
Located at US 60 and Higley Road on the campus of Banner Gateway Medical Center, the M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center is scheduled to open late in 2011 and will be anchored by a 120,000 square-foot cancer outpatient center and supported by 76 patient beds on two floors inside of Banner Gateway.
Services will include medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, as well as other supportive clinical services. M. D. Anderson will have clinical oversight for all aspects of care delivery.
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For more than 60 years, M. D. Anderson has devoted itself to eradicating cancer through patient care, research, education and prevention at its main campus in
“We’ve made great strides in our understanding and ability to effectively treat cancer, however, with our aging population we must be prepared to help many more people fight this disease,” said
The anticipated groundbreaking for the M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center outpatient center is late 2009 or early 2010. The architectural firm for the project is Cannon Design and the general contractor is DPR Construction, Inc. The center will be modeled after M. D. Anderson’s
The M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center represents M. D. Anderson’s most comprehensive extension of its patient care outside of
Since the survey’s inception, M. D. Anderson has consistently been recognized in the US News&World Report “Best Hospitals” survey as the nation’s number one or two cancer hospital. In the past four out of six years this top recognition has been attained, including the most recent 2008 survey.
Banner Health is one of the few hospital systems in the country that is far along in the implementation of digital health records into all of its hospitals. Banner Gateway already features an electronic medical records system and computerized physician order and entry systems. “We believe this capability will offer a strong foundation for excellent patient care in the M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center,” said Fine.
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