Health system plans urban facility
A health system is planning to build an urban outpatient cancer center in the region.
Kalamazoo-based Bronson Healthcare will construct its Cancer Pavilion on the campus of Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, on the southeast corner of East Vine and John streets, directly across from the Medical Office Pavilion and Vine Street Parking Ramp.
The new five-story, 85,000-square-foot facility will house offices for medical oncology, hematology and infusion services.
Construction is slated to begin in May. It is scheduled to open in January 2021.
The facility will allow patients to be receive several services within one health system, which the system said is better for quality of care and is more efficient and cost-effective.
Bronson also offers cancer care at the existing Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center.
Bronson’s regional program is also expected to include diagnostics, genetics, complex surgery, support services, survivorship, palliative care, nutrition counseling and healthy living activities. It will also focus on cancer prevention and risk-factor reduction through collaboration and community partnerships.
The health system is working on a $60-million capital campaign to fund the building and its regional cancer program.
Kalamazoo-based Diekema Hamann Architecture is the project’s architect.
Kalamazoo-based CSM Group is the project’s contractor.