Mayo Clinic Plans to Create New Cancer Treatment Center
Rochester, Minnesota's Mayo Clinic plans to develop a $10 million outpatient cancer treatment center in Northfield, Minnesota. It will serve an estimated 200 million people.
This facility will greatly help cancer patients in the Northfield area says Dr. Robert Miller of Mayo's Department of Radiation Oncology. Traveling long distances for radiation treatment is extremely wearing on any who suffer from cancer. Thus the installation of this new cancer treatment center will lessen the stress daily treatments put on patients.
The location of the clinic should be between the Rochester campus and the Twin Cities, and construction is expected to be completed by summer 2011.
The facility will meet the requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. This means it will emit low amounts of CO2, efficiently use water, and save energy while using environmentally friendly materials. It will employ approximately 12 people with high-quality jobs.
In an effort to improve the quality of treatment to their patients, Mayo Clinic is also expanding their cardiology outreach center to Northfield.
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