AVON, Ohio — University Hospitals announced it's opening a new cancer center in Avon to serve residents in Lorain County.
The $31 million, 35,000-square-foot, two-floor facility will open in September 2021. It will offer both radiation oncology and medical oncology. Patients who receive care at the UH Seidman Cancer Center in Avon can benefit from services at nearby UH Avon Health center for diagnostic imaging, laboratory services and urgent care.
The new site will employ 40 caregivers. The center, which is currently under construction, will be located near the intersection of Detroit Road and Route 83.
“Our intent was to create a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, which will provide the residents of Lorain County and surrounding communities leading-edge cancer care close to home,” said Ted Teknos, MD, President of UH Seidman Cancer Center, in a news release. “In addition to medical and radiation oncology services, patients will have access to a vast array of clinical trials, as well as social work, financial counseling and a myriad of other supportive services.
For the building of the project, UH said it hired multiple women-owned and minority-owned businesses, including Boss Union Contracting, Nova Structural Steel, H&H Land Clearing, Yerman & Young Painting, Thermotech Insulation, KLE Construction, Meridian Construction Services, Safeguard Associates and Bidar Construction Company and Mars Electric Company.