A major milestone was recently celebrated in the development of a 112,500-square-foot medical facility dedicated to multidisciplinary care and treatment for cancer patients in San Fernando Valley. On October 8, 2014, demolition began on the existing structure in Tarzana at the future site of the Integrated Cancer Institute.
Improving Health Care in the San Fernando Valley
Local physicians and health care professionals took part in a groundbreaking event to celebrate initial construction of the planned medical complex. They joined a demolition crew to swing sledgehammers against the walls of a vacant building that will be replaced by the Integrated Care Institute.
The Integrated Care Institute will help to meet a growing need for additional health care services in the local community. The San Fernando Valley population has grown to around 2 million people. However, construction of a new medical facility has not occurred in Tarzana in nearly 20 years.
Within the Integrated Cancer Institute, patients will be able to receive a full range of medical services in a single location from a multidisciplinary team. This multidisciplinary approach will help to ensure that patients benefit from the collective knowledge of expert medical specialists. The Integrated Cancer Care team, cooperating with each other and their patients, will design treatment plans around individual patients’ needs and goals.
Comprehensive Health Care Services for Cancer Patients
The Integrated Cancer Institute is designed to improve the cancer patient experience. A full range of services will be available to meet patient needs. These include:
- Medical oncology.
- Radiation oncology.
- Surgical oncology.
- Chemotherapy infusion center.
- Radiology center focused on cancer imaging: PET/CT, MRI, CT and Interventional procedures.
- Dedicated women’s pavilion: imaging and treatment.
- Outpatient surgery center.
- Psychosocial support.
- Oncology clinical research.
- Medical specialties including gynecology, urology, internal medicine, cardiology, orthopedics and pain management.
The Integrated Care Institute will be located on a 2.5-acre site at 18131 Ventura Boulevard, near Providence Tarzana Hospital, in Tarzana, California. It is expected to open in 2016.