LONG BEACH, Calif. — Long Beach Memorial recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for the Todd Cancer Pavilion. The new 64,000-square-foot pavilion will be part of TCI, one of the leading cancer care facilities in the region.
The vision for the new pavilion stemmed from the need to house all of the cancer care programs offered at TCI under one roof. The pavilion will provide a central, compact place for patient needs, access to a breadth of caregivers whether it be diagnosis, treatment, counseling or therapy. The estimated cost to build the pavilion is $30 million with a philanthropic goal of $10 million. Long Beach Memorial, through the Memorial Medical Center Foundation, has raised more than $6.2 million toward the goal.
The MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial is dedicated to the early diagnosis, treatment, research and education of patients with cancer or serious blood disorders. Through interdisciplinary treatment planning conferences, TCI specialists develop specialized treatment plans suited to the specific needs of each patient.
“The new Todd Cancer Pavilion will give Long Beach Memorial and the City of Long Beach a multidisciplinary resource for cancer care in a state-of-the-art facility with the atmosphere of a spa,” says Philip Di Saia, medical director, TCI. “Cancer is a disease that will be with us for many years to come so we need to prepare for the fight with tools such as this pavilion. We are thankful for the support the citizens of Long Beach have contributed to this endeavor.”