Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System Breaks Ground on New Medical Plaza

New facility will house comprehensive cancer institute to better serve western Hampton Roads 

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System held a groundbreaking today for a new medical plaza on the campus of Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View. The project is a $20 million investment, and once completed, the 58,000-square-foot, two-story facility will offer a comprehensive, outpatient cancer institute that will serve one of the most rapidly growing communities in Hampton Roads. Construction is anticipated to be complete by September 2016.

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System’s goal is to improve both the quality of care and access to cancer treatment for the citizens of western Hampton Roads, driven in large part by the prevalence of cancer in this region. In 2014, The Virginia Department of Health reported that cancer deaths are 20 percent higher in western Hampton Roads than in the rest of the U.S., and Bon Secours Hampton Roads is committed to improving these rates by through a robust facility and expert medical team that will offer the latest and most effective cancer treatments.   

“The new Bon Secours Harbour View Medical Plaza will have a tremendous impact on the service and care for people with cancer in the western Hampton Roads community,” said Michael K. Kerner, CEO, Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System. “Our community continues to suffer from high morbidity and mortality rates related to cancer, and we aim to lower these rates and ultimately provide a more convenient, complete center for patients and their families.”

Bon Secours Health Center Harbour View currently serves as the premier outpatient destination in western Hampton Roads and currently provides an array of services for cancer patients, such as diagnostic testing, the Millie Lancaster breast center, outpatient surgery, and access to cancer specialists.

The first floor of the Bon Secours Medical Plaza will house the radiation therapy center that includes a state-of-the art linear accelerator, high dose radiation therapy, a chemotherapy infusion center, nurse navigators and support and counseling services will also be included on the main floor. The second floor will be available for physician practices to lease.

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy infusion services, currently located on the Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center campus, will be relocated to the new facility at Bon Secours Harbour View.  The relocation will further centralize outpatient cancer services and assist in the development of the comprehensive cancer.  It is anticipated that more than 8,000 radiation therapy treatments will be provided in the new cancer center each year.

“Establishing a comprehensive cancer center on the Bon Secours Harbour View campus is a testament to Bon Secours’ commitment to investing in the overall health of our community,” sys Joseph M. Oddis, CEO, Bon Secours Maryview. “By bringing all the outpatient cancer treatment services together on one campus, we have the opportunity to improve access, ensure that our patients have enhanced coordination of care and ultimately make an impact on cancer morbidity and mortality rates.”

W.M. Jordan will construct the new facility, and Odell is the lead design and architectural firm for this project. For information about leasing opportunities in the Medical Plaza call CBRE at 757-490-3300.

The continued development and growth of the Bon Secours Cancer Institute is funded in part by the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Foundation. Call 757-889-5900 to learn more about how a donation can help someone with cancer.