HSHS St. Johns Cancer Center, located at 301 N. 8th Street, has recently completed an extensive renovation and officially opened to patients on Aug. 6. The new center includes an infusion center, medical oncology physician clinics and radiation oncology as well as lab services, all inside the St. Johns Pavilion. This $3.9 million project will allow more patients to be treated in an enhanced healing environment with a great deal of natural light. Infusion chairs face a bay of windows looking onto the lawn of the pavilion which will allow patients to see out, but not allow passersby to see in.
We know if people are at a cancer center, it is a difficult time in their life, said Charles Lucore, president and CEO of St. Johns. We are committed to bringing the best oncology services to our patients and making sure they and their families are as comfortable as possible while they are receiving treatment here.
The expanded space adds 10,000 square feet to the existing cancer center, which doubles the size of the space currently in use. It will house 11 open and private infusion bays with comfortable, reclining chairs, televisions and iPads; one private seat for injection treatment; seven exam rooms; two procedure rooms; dressing rooms; updated lockers; and a spacious family lounge with a hospitality station.
Patients can be seen by their oncologist and radiation oncologist, have lab work completed and receive chemotherapy treatments and any transfusions as deemed necessary by the oncologists at the St. Johns Cancer Center.
We are excited to open the new cancer center and provide all of these outpatient services under one roof in a healing environment. It is convenient for our patients and allows them to receive the best care possible, said Melissa Wade, director of oncology.