Community to Break Ground on Cancer Center

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Community Health Network will break ground Tuesday on a $60 million cancer center in Indianapolis. The site is located on the Community Hospital North campus. The project is part of an overall $235 million investment that includes a major revamp of the Community East campus.

The construction on the east side will create what officials call "an entirely new hospital." Previous iterations had sketched out three new health pavilions, but those plans were scrapped in favor of overhauling the large existing campus. The east side project broke ground in July.

The new Community Cancer Center North will treat medical, radiation and surgical oncology patients. The 104,000 square-foot facility will feature private guest suites with family areas, natural lighting and a garden. The three-story center is being built south of the existing Community Heart and Vascular Center and will include features that "create a home-like atmosphere."

President and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Mills says "at Community Hospital North, increases in patient volume dictated the need for a new cancer center. Our commitment to Indianapolis remains strong."

The groundbreaking at the site along Shadeland Avenue is scheduled for Tuesday at noon.

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