LANCASTER – Nearly 200 community, medical and government leaders attended a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the future City of Hope | Antelope Valley Cancer and Community Education Center.
The new 56,195-square-foot, 2-story medical and education center will house the City of Hope | Antelope Valley full-service cancer center, along with a conference center and 172-seat auditorium, and space for physician offices.
The facility will expand the vital cancer services offered in the Antelope Valley, and will offer a full range of innovative diagnostic and treatment options, clinical trials and research, as well as a complete support system designed to assist the patient through the entire treatment process.
The groundbreaking celebration highlighted architectural renderings of the future facility and included presentations by representatives from the Antelope Valley Healthcare District, City of Hope, and elected officials.
“City of Hope and Antelope Valley Hospital share a mission of providing care for those in need,” said Michael Friedman, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of City of Hope. “With the new cancer and community education center, we look forward to expanding the cancer services City of Hope currently provides to the Antelope Valley community, and sharing the full extent of our scientific knowledge, medical expertise and compassionate care.”
“Our partnership with City of Hope and the creation of the City of Hope | Antelope Valley Cancer and Community Education Center is another significant step in our continuing efforts to provide the most advanced care close to home for the residents of the community we serve,” said Antelope Valley Hospital Chief Executive Officer Edward Mirzabegian.
The new cancer treatment and community education facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013 at 44515 15th Street West in Lancaster.
(Information via press release from Antelope Valley Hospital.)