CARTI on Tuesday formally announced plans to build CARTI Cancer Center South Arkansas, a comprehensive cancer treatment facility in El Dorado.
The center would be the cancer treatment nonprofit's fifth comprehensive cancer center in Arkansas. Overall, it has 16 locations in 14 communities, including Crossett, and it plans to open a new location in Magnolia in October.
In El Dorado, the center will offer medical and radiation oncology, an infusion suite, imaging and an onsite lab.
Arkansas Business reported CARTI's plans for the center, described as being in "preliminary phases," last week. The CARTI Foundation is raising money to build a 17,000- to 18,000-SF facility, but CARTI has not identified a specific building site.
"CARTI's presence in south Arkansas began 21 years ago with a location in El Dorado," CEO Adam Head said in a news release. "Based on patient needs and our mission to provide cancer care close to home, we have expanded that footprint to include additional locations in Crossett and Magnolia. Due to a continued need for cancer care in this area, we are committed to building a comprehensive cancer center with expanded services and treatment options."
CARTI announced last month that it had formed an alliance with Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett and will offer infusion services, including chemotherapy.
It also has recently formed alliances with Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville and Magnolia Regional Medical Center.