EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- A new, multi-million dollar cancer center is taking shape in Eau Claire. Marshfield Clinic is one step closer to finishing its state of the art facility.
This is the first inside look into the 33,000 square foot facility that began construction just nine months ago.
The building is meant to offer comprehensive medical and hematology services that feature private infusion suites. Radiation oncology services and access to clinical trials are also a feature of the facility, among many other things.
One of the pieces of medical equipment that will stand out as one of a kind is the centers linear accelerator, meant to treat all parts/organs of the body. It delivers high-energy x-rays or electrons to the region of the patient's tumor. One radiation treatment the machine offers is the first of its kind in the area.
“We really want to bring affordable care to the Chippewa Valley that is high quality and a great patient experience and this is really kind of our first step in bringing the whole campus together,” says Marshfield Chief Administrative Officer, Scott Polenz.
“It's the same physicians, the same staff that patients have known for over 20 years, bringing 86 years of medical oncologists to a new location,” says Cancer Center Operations Manager, Criss Gutsch.
The hospital next door is still going to be under construction until about June of 2018.
Marshfield’s Cancer Center will be open and treating patients on October 2nd.