Upper Chesapeake Health to Open Cancer Center

KLMK Group, Inc. and Upper Chesapeake Health announced the opening of the new Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center. The Kaufman Cancer Center, located on the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center campus in Bel Air, Md., opened to patients on Monday, Oct. 7.

On February 15, 2011, UCH broke ground on the $61-million cancer center. The 75,259-square-foot expansion features new outpatient exam rooms, minor procedure rooms and support spaces. The state-of-the-art facility also offers the Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator and CT simulator technology, as well as healing gardens on both floors.

“For years in Harford County, we’ve continued to expand our cancer services offerings, but we’ve never had all of the elements of the care, the delivery, the treatment and the diagnosis here in one location,” said Lyle Sheldon, FACHE, president and CEO of Upper Chesapeake Health. “Historically, people have had to go outside of the county for those services.”

UCH created a cancer center that is patient focused in all aspects, bringing all elements of cancer care together to a single location in order to make a difference in patient’s lives, give them hope, healing and services close to home.

KLMK served as the owner’s representative and provided project launch and project management services throughout the duration of the project. Services included launch gap analysis, project launch, project implementation plan, budget/schedule development and management, contract development and negotiations and activation/transition planning and management.

“It has been an honor for KLMK to be a part of the cancer center project. This is something that is much needed in Harford County. It’s so rewarding to watch it grow from concept to completion and to see how it’s already positively affecting the surrounding community,” stated Steve Higgs, senior vice president of KLMK.

Project team includes:
Architect – HKS, Inc.
Construction Manager – The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Civil Engineering – Frederick Ward Associates
MEP Engineer – Leach Wallace Associates, Inc.
Interior Design – Mitchell Associates
Landscape Architecture – Mahan Rykiel Associates
Low Voltage Designer – Convergent Technologies Design Group, Inc.
Project Manager – KLMK Group, Inc.
Signage – Innerface Architectural Signage

Image courtesy of Upper Chesapeake Health.

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Posted October 9, 2013

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