AdventHealth Shawnee Mission begins construction next week on a $76.5 million cancer center in Johnson County that will allow it to double the number of patients it serves by 2030, hospital officials said Thursday.
The new AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission, a three-story, 71,000-square-foot building, will be built on the hospital system’s campus in Merriam near 75th Street and Interstate 35. It will be dedicated solely to cancer care.
The building will replace AdventHealth’s current cancer center in a medical office building at 9301 W. 74th St. It is scheduled to open in the spring of 2024, hospital officials said. Hospital officials said the new building will more than triple its space for cancer care. For patients, that means shorter lab waits and quicker access to chemotherapy, they said. It will also allow AdventHealth to participate in more clinical trials. Patients will go there for any cancer-related care, from prevention to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up appointments.