Construction Begins on Cancer Center Expansion

Patient Entrance Relocated

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Construction work has begun on a 45,000 square-foot expansion to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center on the campus of West Virginia University.

“A construction fence has been put in place, and exterior preparation has begun,” said John E. Prescott, dean of the WVU School of Medicine and interim director of the Cancer Center. “The end result will be a more spacious facility, featuring a clinic twice the size of the existing one, additional exam rooms, larger, more comfortable waiting areas and easier access to hospital services.”

The regular entrance to the Cancer Center will be closed beginning December 18. It is recommended that patients and visitors use the valet parking service available at the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center entrance.

For patient and visitor convenience, valets and individuals will be able to guide people to the Cancer Center, and wheelchairs will be available.

The building is scheduled to be substantially complete in Spring, 2008. The $21 million project is funded by patient revenue.

“Our patients remain our number one priority as we continue to provide high quality care, said Jame Abraham, M.D.,  medical director of the Cancer Center. “We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your patience during the expansion project.”

If you have any questions, please contact the Cancer Center at 304-293-4500.

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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087

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