St. Elizabeth Healthcare opens $130M cancer center

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The center will open to clients Oct. 1.

The 250,000-square-foot, six-story center consists of 58 infusion bays, 9 of which are personal. The rest of the bays are semiprivate. It also consists of 8,400 square feet of space for an integrative oncology center, which uses therapy and support groups, a demonstration music, art and kitchen treatment in addition to massage, acupuncture and meditation.

Edgewood, Ky.-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare held a ribbon-cutting event Sept. 29 for the opening of its $130 million cancer center.

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The center will utilize about 375 people, including scientific personnel, and the health system stated it has already employed about 50 new staff members for the center.