$65 Million Cancer Center to Transform Cancer Care for 21st Century
Excerpts from the Spartanburg Regional Health System press release
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System announced the investment of $65 million into a new cancer center in Greer. With a $15 million capital campaign co-chaired by Marsha Gibbs, Lindsay Webster, and Drs. Jay Bearden and Julian Josey through the Spartanburg Regional Foundation, efforts are well underway towards a world-class cancer center that is projected to become a destination center for cancer care.
To date, $9.5 million has already been raised through this campaign effort, which is the largest in the Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s history. Four local families have made seven-figure gifts, accounting for $7 million of the total $9.5 million.
Construction of the 198,000 square-foot, seven-story facility is scheduled to begin early 2016, with a completion date of mid-2018. This cancer center will be connected to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Pelham Medical Center campus, located at 250 Westmoreland Road in Greer, S.C.
The new cancer center is in close proximity to the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, allowing ease of access for patients flying into the area. The economic impact brought to the Upstate is projected to be nearly $100 million for the rapidly growing Greer area.