Created: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:33:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:48:47 EST
Healthcare professionals at the Medical Center of Central Georgia are calling it a one stop shop for cancer treatment, and they gave a quick look Thursday, around the 154,000 sq. ft. facility that's slated to open its doors to patients in November.
"Instead of going many different places within our organization, [patients] can come here and get treatment," said Roberta Permenter, the Medical Center’s Interim Director for Oncology Services.
Permenter says the facility won't only benefit patients but the 100 workers who will staff the building as well.
"It will bring the staff located around our organization together, it will help them work better together and do things that are better for patient care," she said.
The building is 4 floors, each in different stages of completion, and connects to an existing OB/GYN facility.
A ceremony after the tour revealed a name for the facility: The Peyton Anderson Cancer Center.
Peyton Anderson Foundation President Karen Lambert says her organization gifted around $2 million to the $44 million project.
"We believe in the project, and we believe in projects that will change the game for Macon," Lambert said.
Construction supervisors say the facility is a little more than halfway done, and hospital administrators say they can't wait for the cancer center to open.
"Hopefully when patients, by word of mouth, find out about how we treat people and all the different services that we offer, they will come to Central Georgia Health System for their treatment," Permenter said.