NORFOLK, Va. –Sentara Healthcare will begin a multi-year, $93.5-million construction project to build a cancer center on the campus of Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. The new Sentara Cancer Center will bring together expert care teams from Sentara Medical Group, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia Oncology Associates and other community physicians to provide compassionate, personalized cancer care.
Outpatient oncology services centralized in one cancer center will give patients and their families access to a single location for multiple appointments and treatments in a healing environment. The ability to facilitate care coordination and collaboration among providers will provide improved efficiency and convenience for patients. This state-of-the-art center is modeled after major cancer centers throughout the nation and builds upon the cancer care services provided by Sentara today.
Sentara will continue to provide multidisciplinary cancer care at existing locations, which serve as strong assets for their communities. However, with cancer rates expected to grow 36 percent by 2030, the Sentara Cancer Center will enhance today’s services. It will also enable Sentara and other medical partners to engage in and accelerate research, improve customer experience, grow as a community resource, develop new care models and provide coordinated survivorship programs to help patients transition to life after active treatment.
Construction is scheduled to begin with a groundbreaking ceremony this month and is projected to be complete by mid-2020.
For more information, visit: http://www.Sentara.com/SentaraCancerCenter.