AURORA, Colo. - AP Healthcare─ a group of healthcare construction professionals within Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P)─ proudly broke ground last Thursday, January 17, on University of Colorado Health’s second phase of its new cancer center (rendering below). This second phase is a 30,000-sf addition to the existing oncology clinic and radiation oncology department. University of Colorado Health is a partnership of Poudre Valley Health System and University of Colorado Hospital. The center was designed by Heery International to promote comprehensive cancer care in one central location and brings state-of-the-art cancer care much closer to home for many northern Colorado patients.
“Imagine an infusion center on the second floor that overlooks our beautiful mountains...The mountains that we will climb we know we will reach the summit,” Vikki Wagner, chair of the Survivor Advisory Council.
When doors officially open to patients in early 2014, the center will provide clinical research, an infusion center, laboratory, medical oncology, pathology, physical rehabilitation and radiation oncology. Patients will have access to complementary therapies, including massage; counseling/oncology social work; genetic counseling; patient navigation and a healing garden. Currently, patients are often sent to multiple locations to see multiple physicians to receive all their necessary treatment. This Center will offer a single point of treatment throughout the treatment journey. The center is located on the Harmony campus in Fort Collins.
According to Poudre Valley Hospital, three of four families in northern Colorado will be touched by cancer. “Until there is no longer a need for a cancer center, we will have the best cancer center,” said Kevin Unger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Poudre Valley Hospital during his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony.