Hospital moving forward with $1.4 million construction project

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

An expansion to the existing Cancer Center at Maria Parham Medical Center will improve treatment for the hospital’s cancer patients.

“We are expanding to construct new and improved treatment rooms because we are busy and we need the treatment rooms to better serve our patients,” said David Ruggles, Maria Parham Medical Center spokesperson.

The $1.4 million construction project will include 987-square feet of new office and treatment rooms in radiation oncology, and 4,464-square feet of renovation throughout both the medical and radiation oncology sides.

Rodgers Builders, based in Charlotte, is heading the project that is expected to be completed late this year.

Catherine Blankenship, director of the Cancer Center, said the renovations should create one additional staff position to the Cancer Center.

She said the expansion will enhance patient care that goes on behind the scenes.

“We will be able to do on-site planning for radiation treatment that we couldn’t do before,” she said. “Patients will be able to interface in person with doctors and staff.”

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