Memorial Healthcare System on Wednesday unveiled its $125 million free-standing cancer center stocked with the newest technology and designed for collaboration among specialists.
Whether a patient needs chemotherapy, radiation, a wig-fitting or simply just wants to buy products that are chemical-free they can do that all within an expansive four-story building in Pembroke Pines. The building at Flamingo Road and Pines Boulevard is created with big windows to optimize sunlight, and most treatment rooms face a rooftop garden or the nearby CB Smith Park..
The South Broward health system bought the former site of Toys R Us in 2018 to create the new Memorial Cancer Institute, which will bring outpatient cancer services housed in various buildings at Memorial Hospital West into a single location.
Until now, the radiation department at Memorial West had to alternate the days it offered radiotherapy or procedures with the Cyber Knife used to treat prostate cancer and brain tumors. Now, with more space in the new building, both will operate at the same time.
The building will open for its first patients in January. Memorial Cancer Institute will continue to operate satellite offices at Memorial Regional in Hollywood, Hallandale Beach and Miramar.