Cancer Center Expansion Underway
Lakeland Regional Health Cancer Center broke ground in February 2015 on its 34,500-square-foot expansion and renovation. The project includes 21,800 square feet of new structure and 12,700 square feet of renovated existing structure. It is expected to be completed by January 2016.
“Our chemotherapy patient visits have more than doubled and our treatment volumes for radiation therapy patients have increased by more than 30% from 2011 to 2014,” said Graham F. Greene, MD, FACS, FRCS, Chief Academic Officer and Executive Director, Lakeland Regional Health Cancer Center. “This expansion offers a unique experience for our cancer patients and provides our team and community with areas for education and discovery.”
Among the additions are 40 new chemotherapy stations thoughtfully designed to provide patients with comfort, greater access to caregivers and tranquil views of nature. Other enhancements to the Cancer Center include:
- Pharmacy expansion
- 250 seat teaching auditorium
- Additional, more convenient parking
- Facility entry for stretchers and roadway access for ambulance/transport vehicles
In April, HuntonBrady Architects, the architecture and design firm for the Cancer Center, earned a design award from The American Institute of Architects Orlando for its work on the expansion and renovation.
“We are excited the design of our Cancer Center expansion project has earned such great recognition from the American Institute of Architects Orlando,” said Danielle Drummond, MS, FACHE, Lakeland Regional Health Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Growth Officer. “Our Cancer Center is a place of serenity, hope and healing. HuntonBrady’s design will greatly enhance this nurturing environment.”