On September 26, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System officially broke ground for their first freestanding outpatient comprehensive cancer treatment center.
Located on the Millennium campus adjacent to the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, the 65,000 SF, two-story building was designed in the International Style and complement the adjacent existing medical office building. It will serve as the first phase of a hospital-owned outpatient campus.
Services will include three primary clinical departments: Radiology Oncology, Medical Oncology and Infusion. Radiation Oncology includes the first LINAC (Linear Accelerator) to be owned by St. Francis and will be operated in partnership with Spartanburg Regional Health System’s renowned Gibbs Cancer Center. A LINAC delivers high-energy x-rays to the region of the patient’s tumor, so that they destroy the cancer cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue. The department will be fitted with one LINAC, one HDR (high dose rate) room, a CT (computed tomography) scanner and a Mobile PET (positron emission tomography) . The Infusion center includes 52 treatment bays arranged in pods from open to semi-private to private; allowing environmental variety and flexibility to the patient.
Infusion includes a separate Bone Marrow Transplant / Apheresis Unit for this special patient population. The Medical Oncology department is designed as a multi-disciplinary clinic with 24 exam rooms and four team work areas.
Additional services provided in the center will include a retail boutique, retail pharmacy with drive-thru kiosk, a café, education and classroom space, Cancer Registry, research department and complementary services. As part of the Bon Secours mission, the building will have a chapel space and resource library.
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