The Tri-Cities Cancer Center in Kennewick plans to invest about $7 million in its facility and equipment.
The investment “will bring greater treatment options and new services to cancer patients, their families and our community,” a news release said.
It includes a $3 million expansion and renovation of the cancer center on West Deschutes Avenue, and the purchase of a $4 million Edge Radiosurgery System.
“This technology is so new that our treatment machine will be the second installation of the Edge on the West Coast. The Edge provides the most accurate radiation treatment available. Precision, speed, and a focused stereotactic radiosurgery suite of tools — this is cancer-crushing technology at its finest,” the release said.
The expansion will add about 3,200 square feet, including more exam rooms and space for a palliative care clinic, a survivorship clinic and clinic space for visiting physician specialists, the news release said.
The cancer center is buying the equipment and paying for half of the expansion. The Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation is committed to raising the rest for the facility work, with most already pledged or in hand.
That includes $250,000 from the foundation, $568,000 from the foundation’s endowment and $10,790 from the cancer center staff through their annual giving campaign, the news release said.
The foundation’s annual breakfast, held earlier this week, brought in $91,000. Mission Support Alliance was the presenting sponsor, and other sponsors included Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Lourdes Health Network, Trios Health and Umpqua Bank.