New Cancer Center Breaks Ground
Written by andrew-rossi on June 23, 2017
West Park Hospital will be expanding its ability to serve cancer patients in the Big Horn Basin.
Staff from the Big Horn Basin Cancer Center yesterday celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony with the Cody Chamber Ambassadors at the site where a new building will be constructed in the next year. According to Cancer Center Director Jennifer Ball, the expansion will provide more space for their patients, and meet the clinic’s increasing needs.
Ball says that they will add two treatment bays, more office space, and a more home-like environment for their patients.
The original building was built in the late 1990s, and in 2012 West Park Hospital and St. Vincent Health Care took over operations. Ball says that with the addition in 2013 of oncologist Carletta Collins, their patient base increased, and the center now serves over 300 radiation and chemotherapy patients per month, on average.
Ball says their patients come from throughout Park County and Big Horn County, and as far away as Worland, Thermopolis and even Dubois. She adds that their doctors, nurses and administrative staff all have the best interests of the patients in mind – so they want to supplement the level of care that they give with a facility that is bright, open and welcoming.