This week, St. Louis University Hospital will break ground on a new center to treat complex cancers, which will be the first major construction project to take place on the hospital’s campus since 1985.
The new 9,000-square-foot building is expected to be complete by August, and will be the new home of radiation oncology. The new facility will come with latest technology to treat cancer, according to a statement from hospital officials.
The last major project on the hospital’s campus began in 1985 with the construction of the $39 million patient tower.
This new freestanding building will be separate from the $500 million commitment the hospital’s new owner, SSM Health, made to build an entirely new hospital and outpatient center by 2020.
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