Bronson to Build New Cancer Pavilion in Downtown Kalamazoo
Bronson’s new Cancer Pavilion will be located at the corner of Vine and John Streets across from the Medical Office Pavilion on Bronson Methodist Hospital’s South Campus. It is targeted to open in January, 2021
KALAMAZOO, Mich. − Bronson Healthcare has announced plans to begin construction in May on an exciting new development in its regional cancer program. A five-story, 85,000 sq. ft. outpatient Cancer Pavilion housing offices for medical oncology, hematology, and infusion services will be built on the Bronson Methodist Hospital campus in Kalamazoo. It will be located on the southeast corner of Vine and John Streets, directly across from the Medical Office Pavilion and Vine Street Parking Ramp. The Cancer Pavilion will take just under two years to build and is targeted to open in January, 2021. Diekema Hamann is the architectural firm and CSM Group will manage the project.
Planning for the new Cancer Pavilion began last year after it was determined that medical oncology, hematology, and infusion services currently located at the West Michigan Cancer Center, would be transitioning back to the partner hospitals’ campuses. This move will allow for each patient to be treated as a whole by having their cancer care coordinated within one health system along with their other healthcare needs. Having all visits documented and managed collaboratively by providers in one electronic health record further enhances the quality of care and is also more efficient and cost effective.
Frank Sardone, president and CEO of Bronson Healthcare, says, “We are working to develop a clinically integrated regional cancer program that provides superior outcomes for the many adults and children who come to Bronson for care. Beyond delivering clinical excellence, our focus is on improving the overall experience for patients and families so that each person’s pathway through treatment is fully understood and supported.”
Upon completion, the Bronson Healthcare system will be able to offer patients two major destinations for cancer care – the well-established Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center and the new Cancer Pavilion in Kalamazoo. Within these locations, patients and their families will be supported in their cancer journey by a care team working in unison through a coordinated plan of care. Bronson’s regional program is expected to include medical oncology, hematology, infusion, diagnostics, genetics, complex surgery, support services, survivorship, palliative care, nutrition counseling, and healthy living activities. It will also focus on cancer prevention and risk factor reduction through collaboration and community partnerships.
To fully realize the $60 million vision for developing the new Cancer Pavilion and Bronson’s regional cancer program, a philanthropic effort is underway to engage the community in support. The Bronson Health Foundation will be reaching out to potential donors so that their generosity and kindness can be directed into the programs, services, facilities and equipment that adults and children with cancer rely on for treatment and survival. Individuals interested in lending support to the campaign can contact the Bronson Health Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 341-8100.