Ground has finally been broken for the long-awaited Abington-Jefferson Health outpatient cancer center. The 82,000-square-foot Asplundh Cancer Pavilion located on the Willow Grove campus will cost almost $75 million and is expected to open next year, writes John George of the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Abington Memorial Hospital and Jefferson Health have joined forces to create Abington-Jefferson Health. This merger makes it possible for Abington to integrate the new cancer pavilion with the National Cancer Institute-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.
The center will be welcomed by the community, as more than 90,000 residents in Abington’s service area have been diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime and require ongoing care and screening.
Among the services provided by the pavilion will be chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as a dedicated oncology pharmacy. It will also provide easy access to the other services on the campus.
The outpatient center will feature gardens and walking paths, a healthy foods café, various information resource areas, and a community space for support groups and healing therapies.
Read more about the new center in the Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.