Posted 12/11/2013 08:45 am
Updated 9 months ago
CARTI plans to break ground on a new cancer center at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The 170,000-SF center will offer medical, surgical and radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, and hematology services.
The nonprofit cancer care network said the center, adjacent to the Woodland Heights retirement community on Riley Drive in Little Rock, will also feature clinics dedicated to imaging, infusion, research, pharmacy and support programs.
Construction of the CARTI campus topped Arkansas Business' most recent list of the state's largest commercial projects, with a value of $50.7 million. The cost of the project including furnishings and medical equipment is about $90 million.
Gov. Mike Beebe and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola are among the speakers scheduled to take part in the ground-breaking ceremony. Others include Jan Burford, CARTI president and CEO; Chuck Cook, chairman of the CARTI Board of Directors; and Dr. Lawrence Mendelsohn, CARTI's medical director.