Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater has started construction on a
building dedicated to breast health. When finished, patients will find
one-stop care for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
Construction is slated to be complete in May 2011.
The 103,500-square-foot, four-story Axelrod Pavillion will
house the Susan
Cheek Needler Breast Center
, the Carlisle
and the Comprehensive Breast Care
Center of Tampa Bay
. An oncology resource library and Cancer Patient
Support Services will also be housed in the new building.
"By creating a new outpatient center on the Morton Plant Hospital
campus, we will be able to better centralize certain imaging and
diagnostic procedures while providing more space for our comprehensive
breast health services," says Hal Ziecheck, the hospital's chief
operating officer. "It will give patients more convenient access to
imaging services in a centralized location."
imaging center provides a full range of imaging services, including
X-ray, MRI, PET/CT, ultrasound, DEXA and mammography. The Breast Care
Center offers the services of Dr. Peter Blumencranz and Dr. Kathleen
Allen, both of whom specialize in treating breast cancer.Creative Contractors
Clearwater is handling the construction. According to Josh Bomstein,
Creative Contractor's VP of business development, the Axelrod Pavilion
will be Pinellas County's newest and greenest medical office building.
"Following the first rule of medicine, this building will 'do no harm.'
It will be energy and water efficient with healthful materials to
provide a superior indoor environment for patients and doctors alike."
The Axelrod Pavillion is named for Shirley and
Harvey Axelrod, supporters of the Morton Plant Mease Foundation
Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Hal Ziecheck, Morton Plant; Josh Bomstein, Creative Contractors