CON Board approves Trinity’s Comprehensive Cancer Center

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Alabama Certificate of Need Board unanimously approved Trinity Medical Center’s application for relocation and consolidation of cancer services to Grandview Medical Center on U.S. 280. The project, opposed by Brookwood Medical Center, received a positive recommendation from the Administrative Law Judge before going to the CON Board.

“The relocation and consolidation of Trinity’s existing oncology services will enhance patient access and quality of care,” said Keith Granger, CEO of Trinity Medical Center. “By co-locating radiation therapy and chemotherapy services, as well as other oncology patient support services, in a free-standing comprehensive Cancer Center there will be ease of access for patients.”

Construction of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, to be located on the Grandview Health campus, is estimated to cost $20 million. Grandview Medical Center, the parking deck and Professional Office Building are scheduled to open in October of this year.

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the Comprehensive Cancer Care Program will offer a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of each individual cancer patient in a convenient setting. Services include radiation and medical oncology, surgery, pathology, diagnostic radiology, pain management, rehabilitation and nutrition services. The center continues to offer community cancer screenings, cancer prevention actives, cancer support groups and education.

Trinity Medical Center will relocate to Grandview Medical Center in October. The campus will include a 1 million square-foot hospital, a medical office building and a parking deck connecting the two buildings.