New Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center Has An Open House Saturday

Sep 14, 2018

The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center will soon be taking in patients but first the outpatient facility will be hosting an open house in San Marco.

The open house runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the facility at 1301 Palm. Several food trucks will also be there

Baptist President and CEO Hugh Greene said the facility is very different from traditional health facilities because it uses an art-enriched healing environment.

“We hope we’ve created an enhanced healing environment by the use of light, making sure the flow with patients is good, waiting spaces, a wonderful chapel that’s inside the building as well, a beautiful interior courtyard,” he said. “When people come and stay particularly when they are getting chemotherapy for hours and also a wonderful art collection because we are very committed to the role of art in healing.” 

Related: Listen To The Full Interview With Green On First Coast Connect

The $184million, 330,000-square-feet outpatient facility functions as a hub for cancer care, offering physician appointments, imaging, radiation and infusion therapy under one roof, in a tranquil environment designed.

Baptist Health joined forces with the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to build the new facility in Jacksonville.

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.

Tags: