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McCarthy Building Companies breaks ground on $31 million cancer center in Missouri

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St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. broke ground on a new $31 million cancer center in Rolla, Missouri, on April 20.

St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. broke ground on a new $31 million cancer center in Rolla, Missouri, on April 20.

The Delbert Day Cancer Institute at Phelps County Regional Medical Center will be a 37,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer care facility. The Cancer Institute will occupy the first two floors of a new, four-story, 100,470-square-foot building at the north end of the main hospital and will be connected to the adjacent medical office building by a pedestrian bridge. More than 63,470 square feet of shelled medical office space is included in the new facility.

The Cancer Institute will include radiation therapies, PET/CT imaging, infusion therapy, medical oncology and supporting lab and pharmacy ancillary services. PCRMC worked with former and current cancer patients who provided their input on what they want to see in their healthcare environment to maximize their comfort, healing and recovery. PCRMC used this feedback to develop an effective design of the new Cancer Institute.

In addition to the lobby and registration, the first floor includes retail space, a health café, education space and a community center – all adjacent and open to the exterior healing garden. At the second floor, both infusion services and the medical oncology clinic enjoy the view to the intensive green roof atop the two accelerator vaults.