A $3.2 million cancer services expansion is being conducted at CoxHealth's Hulston Cancer Center.
The project on the second floor of the center would double the square footage of an area that currently administers chemotherapy and other infusions, according to a news release. The expansion would increase capacity to 40 treatment stations from 28 and add private rooms, a waiting area, nutrition stations and an upgraded nurses' station.
"While cancer is something we never want anyone to face, we are glad to have these facilities available," said Geoffrey Davison, system director of oncology at CoxHealth, in the release.
Dynamic Construction Systems LLC is serving as general contractor for the project designed by Overland Park, Kansas-based BSA Lifestructures Inc., said CoxHealth spokesperson Kaitlyn McConnell. The expansion is slated for completion in December.
The CoxHealth Foundation has raised nearly $800,000 of a $1 million goal for the project, according to the release. The Hulston Family Foundation is providing a $100,000 matching grant.
"We are at $800,000 thanks to a dear friend who recently made a major gift,” said Lisa Alexander, president of the CoxHealth Foundation, in the release.
The donor was not disclosed.
CoxHealth additionally is working to grow its number of system oncologists to six from three, according to the release.
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