Mayo Clinic has announced that it will consolidate its Arizona cancer operations at a new facility to be built on its Phoenix campus. The $130 million, 217,200-square-foot building is expected to be completed in early 2015.
The expansion is expected to add about 92 doctors and 728 other staffers over the next decade. The center will be built atop Mayo’s $182 million proton beam therapy building, currently under construction. Cancer departments and units will be relocated from their current location at Mayo’s campus in Scottsdale.
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center with a multi-site, national presence.
“Our patients will welcome this single-site Cancer Center, because under one roof we will be able to leverage personalized, comprehensive cancer care that includes medical and surgical oncology, infusion and chemotherapy, proton beam therapy and cancer research,” said Wyatt W. Decker, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “This project firmly aligns Mayo Clinic’s strategic focus in cancer care and provides patients a destination for innovative, world-class cancer treatment in the Southwest.”
For more information:
“Mayo plans $130 mil cancer center,” Arizona Republic, 08/20/2012
Mayo Clinic news release, 08/20/2012