Skanska partners with St. Elizabeth Healthcare to open cancer center in Dearborn County

Press release 4/30/2024 7:00 AM EST
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LAWRENCEBURG, IN - Skanska is proud to announce the opening of the state-of-the-art St. Elizabeth Cancer Center-Dearborn, a major achievement in bringing advanced cancer care to Southeastern Indiana.

Skanska's Southwest Ohio office served as the construction manager and partnered with Maxwell Construction, which is based in Greendale.

This facility provides quality cancer care and easier access to treatment for patients in the area.

"The St. Elizabeth Cancer Center-Dearborn signifies a significant milestone in Skanska's commitment to providing superior healthcare services to our local communities," said Chris Hopper, executive vice president and general manager for Skanska USA Building. "We take immense pride in our collaboration with St. Elizabeth, working together to facilitate all-encompassing care for those it serves.”

Spanning three stories and 66,000 square feet, the new facility is designed to offer comprehensive cancer care all in one convenient location. The center is equipped with cutting-edge technologies, including on-site radiation oncology capabilities for various cancer types such as breast, lung, prostate, and colon cancers, the center integrates precise treatment modalities with infusion services, enhancing patient outcomes and experiences.

The center also will integrate highly precise radiation oncology services with current treatment plans. It includes 12 exam rooms, 24 bays that provide infusion services, CT scan and PET CT scan.

"The Dearborn Cancer Center underscores our unwavering commitment to redefining the landscape of cancer care," remarked Douglas Flora, MD, Executive Medical Director of Oncology Services at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. "We envision a future where early cancer detection and effective treatment are the norm, facilitated by our multidisciplinary team and advanced technologies. Our goal is to profoundly impact the lives of those we serve by promoting both health and healing right here in Indiana."

In addition, the facility will include a $3.5 million LINAC treatment vault, for external-beam radiation treatments. This piece of equipment hasn’t been utilized in the region for the past decade.