Nebraska Medicine, UNK celebrate construction of new Kearney Cancer Center
27 Jun 2023
KEARNEY – The next addition to the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus will bring expanded cancer care services to the central Nebraska region.
Officials from UNK and Nebraska Medicine were joined by other local leaders Tuesday during a reception celebrating construction of the Nebraska Medicine Kearney Cancer Center.
Expected to open next year at UNK’s University Village development, the new center is an expansion of the partnership between Nebraska Medicine and Heartland Hematology and Oncology that began in December 2021. The $33 million facility will offer a range of cancer services, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, infusion, laboratory and pharmacy services, survivorship programs, genetics counseling and a healing garden.
“This new state-of-the-art facility brings the nationally recognized cancer care Nebraska Medicine is known for to Kearney,” said Dr. Michael Ash, executive vice president-chief operating officer for Nebraska Medicine. “Patients in central Nebraska will now have added convenience and seamless access to that extraordinary care, right in their own community.”
Nebraska Medicine’s Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha has a national reputation for cancer treatment and innovation, and the Kearney Cancer Center will provide the same level of care.