Construction on a $44 million outpatient cancer treatment center in Wesley Chapel is nearing completion.
The three-story, approximately 100,000-square-foot medical building is expected to open on schedule in late fall.
The new center is part of the AdventHealth Wesley Chapel campus, at 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
A medical partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth was announced last year, and construction on the outpatient center began in May 2019.
The new outpatient center will provide area cancer patients with up-to-date, cutting-edge medical and radiation oncology services.
There will be four operating rooms, 20 exam rooms, 22 infusion stations and two linear accelerators.
Cancer patients who are in remission or are post-treatment will have access to screenings and survivorship programs.
“The goal is to stop people from driving so far and bring treatment to where they live,” said Ashley Jeffery, AdventHealth’s manager of corporate communications for the West Florida Division.
Moffit Cancer Center, in Tampa, is recognized as a top-tier cancer hospital. It is one of only 50 with a designation from the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, is a faith-based, nonprofit hospital with several locations in Pasco County.
In a news release announcing the partnership with Moffitt, Mike Schultz, president and chief operating officer of AdventHealth West Florida Division, said, “Our partnership allows us to strengthen our network of care by expanding the type of health care services we can provide to our communities and gives cancer patients greater access to the country’s leading-edge research, clinical trials and cancer treatments at Moffitt.”
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, which opened on Oct. 1, 2012, wasn’t even three years old when it announced a $78 million expansion, which included additional emergency rooms, inpatient rooms, surgical suites and related surgical services, Heart Catheterization Lab, recovery/observation rooms and shelled space for future growth.
The hospital also added Inspiration Place in 2018, which is a women’s center in an adjacent building on its campus.
Published May 27, 2020