Plans are moving forward on a new $27 million cancer hospital at the
Carroll Hospital Center
that officials say will better serve patients in the area.
The hospital plans to break ground on the project in early 2013 and open in 2014. The hospital is currently seeking donations for the center and plans to finance the center with cash and ongoing donations, says Sharon Sanders, assistant vice president for service line management for Carroll Hospital Center.
Last year, the hospital took over the operations
of a neighboring care unit in preparation for its growth in cancer care.
The Westminster hospital plans to expand an existing building into a 42,500-square-foot facility that will serve cancer patients seeking treatments and rehabilitation all under one roof, Sanders
The expansion will provide services to area residents that have to travel, sometimes daily, to downtown Baltimore for treatment.
The combination of a rise of cancer rates as well improvements in treatment has lead to an increase in population of patients needing medical care. To support the increase, the hospital must expand and improve, Sanders says.
Some of the planned additions to the center include the addition of eight new chemotherapy chairs and a second machine for radiation. The hospital wants provide wellness and disease management programs, and classroom spaces for educational programming.
Carroll Hospital Center acquired their current cancer center
in July 2011 from US Oncology.
Source: Sharon Sanders, assistant vice president for service line management for Carroll Hospital Center.
Writer: Alexandra Wilding