Following years of planning, The University of Kansas Health System has received the equipment necessary for a new proton therapy treatment center, designed by architecture planning and design firm Hoefer Welker in partnership with Stantec.
One of only 38 proton therapy centers in the United States, the new facility will be the only cancer center to offer this specialized form of radiation treatment throughout Kansas and its surrounding states, including Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Arkansas. Treatment will be offered through The University of Kansas Cancer Center when complete.
The construction of the new proton therapy center is in partnership with Kansas City-based McCownGordon Construction and construction firm Linbeck, based in Fort Worth, Texas.
Based in Kansas City, Kan., the 38,200-SF care center will serve cancer patients throughout the region and beyond. The project is tentatively slated to be completed in December 2021 and will be open to patients in January 2022.