As demand for oncology services continues rising, Granger joins Ann Arbor area residents in celebrating completion of St. Joseph Mercy Health System’s Cancer Center addition and renovation project.

MEETING A GROWING NEED

ST. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Cancer Center - Exterior - CD124-0189
To meet growing oncology needs, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor partnered with Granger Construction to renovate and expand its Cancer Center. Image Credit: Dave Trumpie

Opening in 1993 as the Robert H. and Judy Dow Cancer Center, St. Joseph Cancer Center started with a staff of eight medical and radiation oncology specialists and three researchers. Today, this number has more than quadrupled, and the facility now accommodates over 40,000 patient visits per year (according to Rob Cassalou, president and CEO of Ann Arbor-based St. Joseph Mercy Health System).

To help meet this growing need, St. Joseph Mercy officials partnered with Granger Construction in August of 2017 to begin new construction and renovation work on the facility.

Plans for this project included:

  • 38 exam rooms and 22 private infusion bays
  • A reflection garden and courtyard
  • Work space for physicians, nurses, genetic counselors, dietitians, chaplains and social workers
  • An onsite pharmacy for chemotherapy services
  • A coffee shop in the front lobby
  • A new, two-story glass atrium and entrance

The project also included work on St. Joe’s National Cancer Institute Oncology Research Center, with space for 34 clinical research staff and a conference center equipped with video conference capabilities.

CELEBRATING THE NEW SPACE

To celebrate completion of the new space, St. Joseph Mercy Officials hosted a Grand Opening on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

This celebration included a dedication and blessing, followed by a community open house. During the event, attendees received a first-hand look at various new and renovated areas, including a specially designed Infusion Center, tailored toward providing a better patient experience. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn about the 100+ clinical trials currently available at the Cancer Center.

“This is a fruition of a long-time dream,” said St. Joe’s Oncology Program Medical Director Dr. Philip Stella. “This building is a wonderful thing because it’s a place where we can provide the right kind of compassionate care and cutting-edge research. We will develop tomorrow’s breakthroughs here, and those breakthroughs will bring hope to our patients and their families.”

To learn about Granger’s other Cancer Center and Healthcare construction work, visit our Healthcare market page, or contact us today.

 

Feature Image Credit: Dave Trumpie

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