St. Vincent’s Health System (STVHS) is moving forward with plans to replace the current Bruno Cancer Center. The new center will be housed in a 70,000 square-foot, four-story freestanding professional office building to be constructed on the St. Vincent’s Birmingham campus. The new building will be developed by Johnson Development. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
The new Bruno Cancer Center will include features for improved comfort, convenience, easy access and privacy, such as separate entries for treatment and office visits direct from the parking deck, automated check-in for faster registration and expanded space in examination rooms and common areas. The facility will also house the Varian TrueBeam STx, the latest in radiation technology that enables several radiotherapy treatment options with pinpoint accuracy and precision.
“At St. Vincent’s, our patients are at the heart of all our work,” says STVHS President and Chief Executive Officer, John O’Neil. “We are excited that this new space will allow for improved comfort, added convenience, easier access and enhanced privacy for our patients. This space will further our ability to provide state-of-the-art care, which is our passion and priority.”
Slated to open in 2014, the new facility is designed by Kahn South and FKP Architects and will be constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie.