On December 1, 2016, Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute broke ground on a new outpatient center that will play a role in expanding services and advancing innovation throughout the Institute, which is comprised of more than 25 locations across the Carolinas. System leaders and community supporters, including Sandra and Leon Levine (below), Derek Raghavan, MD, president of Levine Cancer Institute, and Gene Woods, president and chief executive officer, Carolinas HealthCare System, attended the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of this milestone construction project, which is expected to be completed by September 2018.
The expansion, first announced in March 2016, is an extension of the Levine Cancer Institute headquarter location, and will include a second outpatient center, renovations to the existing research and administration headquarters, and related renovations to Carolinas Medical Center. The new facility will provide development in several areas of cancer care, including heightened research efforts around innovative treatments, and survivorship support programs, palliative care and patient rehabilitation.
The groundbreaking was a celebrated response to the rapid growth of the Institute over the past five years from when Levine Cancer Institute established its network on a unique combination of national and regional research initiatives to remove barriers to care. Today, Levine Cancer Institute is one of the busiest cancer treatment centers in the Southeast, and the new facility will allow for expanded hematologic, thoracic, and gastrointestinal oncology capabilities, a larger pharmacy, and an expansion to the Institute’s infusion program.
We extend special thanks to the individuals who shared touching accounts of how Levine Cancer Institute has profoundly impacted their lives and the lives of loved-ones: Bill Britton, David Hodgkins, JackieO. Kelley, Alex Marshall, Tiffany Nam, and Mitchell Salvino.
To learn more about the Institute’s plans for expansion, visit: givecarolinas.org/transformingcancercare.