AVON, Ohio — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above originally aired on October 20, 2020.
As one of Northeast Ohio's primary health care systems, University Hospitals continues to expand in hopes of servicing more patients throughout the region.
On Friday, UH announced that construction has begun on its newest Seidman Cancer Center on the Avon Health Center campus located near the intersection of Detroit Road and Route 83.
The new facility aims to ensure that Lorain County residents receive "the most comprehensive and patient-centered cancer services, close to home," according to a press release issued Friday.
The two-story, 35,000 square foot facility will offer both radiation and medical oncology. The facility is expected to open to patients in September.
“Our intent was to create a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, which will provide the residents of Lorain County and surrounding communities leading-edge cancer care close to home,” said Ted Teknos, MD, President of UH Seidman Cancer Center in the press release. “In addition to medical and radiation oncology services, patients will have access to a vast array of clinical trials, as well as social work, financial counseling and a myriad of other supportive services.”
The $31 million project will provide 40 new jobs available to caregivers.