A comprehensive cancer care center will be built on the campus of Kettering Medical Center on Southern Boulevard in Kettering.
The 120,000-square-foot, five-story facility will cost approximately $49 million. The network plans to break ground on Thursday, May 14. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2016.
The cancer center will offer complete care to patients in a caring environment, with dedicated patient-centric services and specialized treatments to fight cancer. The center will serve as a single touch point for patients, providing them with a wide range of services.
A full menu of cancer-specific amenities is being tailored to patients in the new center including a café with a focus on the nutritional needs and tastes of patients with cancer; complimentary holistic medicines such as medical massage; and a boutique in a serene, spa-like setting that provides access to post-surgical apparel and products specific to helping patients through their cancer journey.
“Our patients’ voices have been our guide throughout the planning of this cancer center,” notes Fred Manchur, chief executive officer of Kettering Health Network. “We formed a patient advisory council to provide direction for our decisions on everything from the building and interior design to the kind of food and furniture. The cancer center is designed for patients by our patients.”
“This cancer center is being designed to provide the most advanced patient-centered care in an environment that focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit,” says Elizabeth Koelker, director of the oncology service line for Kettering Health Network. “We have the most sophisticated cancer treatment technology available so that patients do not have to travel out of the region to receive their cancer care. We also have the expertise required to help patients and their families navigate the journey through cancer treatment.”
The Kettering Health Network cancer program is accredited through the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer. Kettering Health Network is the only network of hospitals in the Greater Dayton area to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer.