New cancer center a beacon of hope

Written by Community Health Network on 4/18/2014 11:55:00 AM

The doors to our new state-of-the-art cancer facility on Indiana's south side are now open. The new cancer center will bring more than world-class cancer treatment to cancer patients, it will bring hope.

Over 100 people gathered at 1440 East County Line Road yesterday as a celebratory ribbon was cut and the facility welcomed its first patients.

Leaders from Community Health Network and Greenwood Chamber of Commerce joined Indiana State Senator Brent Waltz (R), Indiana State Representative Dave Frizzell (R), Community cancer patients and employees at this momentous event. 

“Like so many families, my family has also been touched by cancer,” said Frizzell. “That’s why I’m so glad to see that families in our community will have access to world-class cancer care at Community Cancer Center South.”

Attendees heard from Community South Region President Tony Lennen, VP of Oncology Services Myra Fouts and Dr. Darrel Ross, a radiation oncologist who will be practicing at the new cancer center. 

An enthusiastic speech by a former Community cancer patient and Stage IV Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor was met with applause. 

"The opening of the South Cancer Center is a monumental step forward in cancer care for the south side community," said Dr. Shekar Narayanan. "Having our trained specialists and MD Anderson Cancer Network® certified physicians working together on a daily basis, under one roof, will bring improved patient outcomes, care and experience to our cancer patients."

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony attendees enjoyed light refreshments and toured the facility. 

The new cancer center will open in phases. The Phase One opening highlights the first two floors of the 65,000 square-foot facility. A third floor dedicated to breast cancer treatment will open in late summer.

For more information about the new cancer center, visit our website or call 800-777-7775.

Appointments available!

To make an appointment with an MD Anderson Cancer Network® certified physician at Community, call 800-777-7775 today!

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