The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the CHI Health Regional Cancer Center at St. Francis with an open house from 10 am to noon on Saturday, Jan. 4. At this sneak peek event, staff will be answering questions and providing tours. Refreshments will be served.
Construction on the new $26 million space began July 12, 2018. The new 41,000 square-foot treatment facility almost doubled the space from the center’s current location at 2116 W Faidley Ave location. Attached to St. Francis with a breezeway, the larger space features a new TrueBeam® linear accelerator, healing garden and spiritual room.
The center, which grows by more than 500 patients each year, will also be featuring a new name to reflect the center’s continued commitment to the residents of central Nebraska and northern Kansas.
The CHI Health Regional Cancer Center at St. Francis sees its first patient on Monday, Jan. 13.
About the CHI Health Regional Cancer Center at St. Francis
Recognized by the American College of Surgeons for the depth and breadth of services and our participation in clinical trials, the CHI Health Regional Cancer Center at St. Francis draws patients from across Nebraska and surrounding states. The center offers medical and radiation oncology treatment and a pharmacy all in one location, along with a cancer rehabilitation team to help patients manage their disease and maintain or improve their quality of life.
TrueBeam® linear accelerator
The TrueBeam® radiotherapy system is an advanced medical linear accelerator—fully-integrated for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery and is designed from the ground up to treat with enhanced speed and accuracy. TrueBeam treats cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated, including lung, breast, prostate and head and neck. Having the power to not only treat quickly, but also deliver highly precise dose rates are hallmarks of the TrueBeam system.
About the Healing Garden
The 6,000-square-foot outdoor healing garden features walk-ways, benches and chairs. In the spring, the blooming plants and shrubs will serve as a welcome distraction for patients while providing calmness, serenity and sunshine. Patients receiving chemotherapy treatments, who can be attached to an infusion pump for up to 10 hours at a time, will have the ability to roll their pumps outside to enjoy the fresh air.
About the Spiritual Room
The private spiritual room, featuring natural light, can be used as a place for prayer, self-reflection or meditation.