OhioHealth Marion General Hospital Breaks Ground on New Cancer Center
With the announcement last month that OhioHealth Marion General Hospital is investing nearly $20 million to open a new comprehensive cancer center in fall of 2022, ground was broken this week to add an 8,000 square foot building to the existing 16,000 “shell” space on the first floor of the hospital’s East building. The cancer center will centralize all cancer services into once space that includes a registration area, infusion services, radiation oncology (with upgraded scanning equipment), a retail space/boutique, lab, pharmacy, waiting area, garden and much more. The hospital will continue to offer genetic counseling, research and patient navigation services as well, all in one location.
The new addition will specifically house Radiation Oncology as well as a new linear accelerator. Which is the device most commonly used for external beam radiation treatments for patients with cancer. It delivers high-energy x-rays or electrons to the region of the patient's tumor.
This work will also improve the hospital’s safety and patient outcomes by providing the ability to integrate future treatment updates and increase physician collaboration in treatment planning and provision. And, it will allow Marion General to elevate care to provide services like a survivorship clinic and boutique as well as a point of care lab for greater patient efficiency.
For more information, click here to read an article in the Marion Star.