Bronson Cancer Center opens in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI – The cancer center across from Bronson Methodist Hospital has opened for adult cancer patients, the health system said on Monday, February 1.
In less than two years, the health system built the five-story center for medical oncology, hematology and infusion services, according to a press release from Bronson. In addition to outpatient treatment, the new center offers cancer patient support services such as survival, palliative care, nutrition counseling and healthy living activities, the statement said.
The 85,000 square foot facility was named in honor of former Bronson President and CEO Frank Sardone.
As Sardone left his post after 32 years with Bronson, he told MLive of his hope Bronson’s regional reach and his wider influence over western Michigan continued to grow. The Frank J. Sardone Pavilion is now part of Bronson’s growing cancer footprint.
The Bronson Children’s Hospital serves children with cancer and blood disorders from across the region, and the Bronson Cancer Center in Battle Creek continues to provide a full range of oncology and radiation therapy for adults in Calhoun County.
Bronson is also a radiotherapy, surgical oncology and gynecologic services partner with the Western Michigan Cancer Center. According to the statement, five medical oncologists and four advanced practice providers, who had previously seen Bronson patients at WMCC, are now available full-time at the new center.
A West Michigan Cancer Center Announcement 2018 dissolved the partnership between Bronson and Borgess, and the two health systems decided to build separate centers.
The planned Ascension Medical Group Borgess Cancer Center is set to open in September 2021, according to a press release issued Monday by Ascension Borgess.
Construction crews began in August 2020. The facility is under construction in the newly completed second phase of the Business, Technology and Research Park at Western Michigan University.
the 38,000 square foot facility is located near the intersection of Stadium Drive and Drake Road in Oshtemo Township.
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