US$40 million Huntsman Cancer Institute Expansion Proposed

Introduction:

Several individuals and business organisations have committed a total of US$40 million to support a proposed major building expansion of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI).

Features:

The funding will support a proposal to significantly expand the Cancer Hospital at HCI, part of the University of Utah Health System.

The expansion will be extended from the north end of HCI's existing buildings on the campus of the U of U in Salt Lake City.

HCI expansion will be called, the Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women's Cancers at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

It will add an additional 100,000 square feet to HCI's cancer campus, including up to 50 additional inpatients rooms and workspace for oncology specialists.

The new proposed structure would also expand the number of procedure, consultation and outpatient exam rooms and would increase the size of the HCI's Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center.

The 100,000-square-foot expansion plan for the remaining project funds of the estimated $80 million project will be finalised in the coming months.

Construction is expected to begin in December 2019, with an expansion opening in the fall of 2022.

The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is the only national cancer institute designated as a 'comprehensive cancer center' in the Mountain West.

Specifications:

Name Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)
Type Expansion
Budget US$40 million
Parties Involved Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)
Schedule Scheduled to be operational in 2022