This November, Southern Illinois Healthcare received keys to the new cancer center structure in Carterville. Now the work begins to move the various cancer departments into the facility.
The list below represents the comprehensive components of the center. What you may not have realized is that nearly all of the departments have existed in southern Illinois for some time. The impressive list helps you see what we’ve been working all along—how all these elements, under one roof, will make it easier on patients fighting one of nature’s toughest diseases.
Surgical & Specialty Clinic
Cancer Education Resource Center
Beauty Within Boutique
Green Leaf Café
In the coming months the tedious work begins of bringing all these elements in the same space to function together in a seamless process. All the technological equipment will be installed: phones, computers, radiation therapy equipment, etc. Departments will move in with medical records, staff and supplies. Process flows will be fine-tuned, analyzed and reworked. The finer details of interior design will happen including the installation of the local artwork from our Inspiring Hope Through Art contest.
The many moving parts will take some time, but our goal is to open in March of 2015. Look for future announcements regarding our grand opening.