On Friday, October 28, 2011, the Huntsman Cancer Institute Hospital Expansion was officially dedicated.
One dream of the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation has been realized! The Huntsman Cancer Institute has just completed a major expansion, and what was once a 50-bed hospital is now a 100-bed hospital with an ICU.
We stand gratefully among the many people who have contributed to the fulfillment of this joyous occasion.
We are especially thrilled to announce that Room 5531 has been donated by the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation. Here is a very tangible manifestation of the fruits of our labors!!! The activities hosted by our Foundation made this possible. To each person who has participated in any of our events, we thank you once again! Please stay tuned for some exciting events in 2012.
The following information about the hospital expansion comes verbatim from the official printed program:
The Jon M. and Karen Huntsman family is dedicated to eradicating cancer.
Their generous donations established Huntsman Cancer Institute in 1995.
Thanks to them and many other members of the community, Huntsman
Cancer Institute is now one of the preeminent cancer centers in the world.
At the 2001 groundbreaking for the first phase of the cancer hospital,
Jon M. Huntsman remarked, “As a cancer survivor, I have often visualized
how a modern, state-of-the-art hospital could best treat cancer patients.
This facility will be the finest and most complete cancer center anywhere
in the United States. The patient will always come first.”
Today, we celebrate the realization of this extraordinary vision with the
dedication of the expanded Hospital at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Designed by Architectural Nexus and built by Okland Construction, the
expanded Hospital will provide many new features and services for our
cancer patients, including the following:
- 50 additional inpatient rooms
- 30 additional outpatient exam rooms
- 4 additional operating rooms
- Expanded personalized medicine clinics
- Expanded Cancer Learning Center
- New imaging technologies, including intraoperative MRI
- New Center for Breast Health
- New Center for Infusion and Advanced Therapeutics
- Expanded Wellness and Survivorship Center