abc
QUICK LINKS:

New Wisconsin Cancer Center Announced for Ashland

Updated: 01/29/2014 9:05 AM
Created: 01/29/2014 8:51 AM WDIO.com
By: Brittany Falkers

Essentia Health has been working with the Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Ashland, Wisconsin to provide cancer care since 2002. Now the two healthcare organizations are taking their work a step further by building a state-of-the-art, $12 million Cancer Center.

"We have done extensive research, and the need for additional services, especially radiation oncology, is significant," Jason Douglas, Cheif Executive Officer to MMC, said. "We've talked with local physicians and everyone agrees that this investment will greatly benefit cancer patients from our region who will no longer have to drive hundreds of miles to get the services they need."

The new facility will be named Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center (NWCC) and will be in a brand new building located adjacent to MMC and Essentia Health-Asland Clinic. It will offer many of the same services provided at Essentia's Cancer Center in Duluth, according to Mike Metcalf, Executive Vice President Clinic Operations fro Essentia Health.

Cancer services at the new center will include infusion therapy, radiation and clinical trials. The STAR Cancer Rehabilitation Program will also be offered. It is a survivorship program and educational resource center.

Boldt Construction has been chosen as the contractor for the project with Kahler Slater serving as architect, according to Essentia Health Spokeswoman Maureen Talarico.

"This is a highly specialized project because the building will house linear accelerators, but we hope to take full advantage of our local workforce," Douglas said. "We plan to break ground in March, and if all goes as planned, the Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center will open in August of 2015."

Front Page

  • New York Officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in City

    A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

  • Minn. Officials Walk Through Mock Ebola Scenario

    More than 100 representatives from several Minnesota agencies are going through a mock exercise to review the state's preparedness in the event of a case of Ebola.

  • Lydia Marie Barney Woman Charged with Murder after Stabbing in Stoney Brook Township

    There is new development in the murder case on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The husband of the victim has been released, and he is facing no charges. Instead, the woman who police had been searching for, Lydia Marie Barney, has been charged with second degree murder.

  • No Injuries in Early Morning Esko Structure Fire

    Deputies say there were no injuries in an early morning structure fire in Esko Thursday. Crews responded to the 200 block of Nelson Road around 4:30 a.m. Deputies said the cause of the fire was not suspicious.

  • 1 Dead, 1 Arrested in Cass County Crash

    An Aitkin County man is in custody and another person is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision in Cass County. 

 

Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Carlton, South St. Louis; Central St. Louis; North St. Louis; Northern Cook, Northern Lake; Pine; Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Douglas
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland; Bayfield; Iron
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Burnett; Price; Sawyer; Washburn
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement