The need for cancer care in our community coupled with the trust our patients have put in our team have resulted in the rapid growth of cancer treatment at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. This has led the Banner Health Board of Directors to approve a $62.6 million dollar expansion project for the Banner Gateway Campus. In January, Banner MD Anderson will break ground to expand its outpatient cancer facility.
The 111,000-square-foot expansion will take place to the south of the existing 130,000-square-foot building and will add:
- Three linear accelerators (two at opening and one vault for future use) for a future total of six
- 30 additional clinic exam rooms for a total of 60 rooms
- 13 additional infusion bays for a total of 53 (and shelled space to bring the future total to 76)
- Expansion of Laboratory Intake Center and Welcome Center
- The Cox Center for Integrative Oncology and Cancer Prevention funded in large part by a grant from the James M. Cox Family Foundation
- Additional shell space for future expansion needs.
"This is an exciting development for our campus and for the members of our community that entrust us with their care," said Todd Werner, chief executive officer for Banner MD Anderson and Banner Gateway Medical Center.
Since opening our doors in 2011, the cancer center has experienced rapid growth in outpatient volume and has attracted more than 5,000 patients and resulted in 50,000 patient visits. In addition, more than 50 subspecialty physicians are now providing cancer care to patients at the cancer center.