Moffitt Cancer Center officially broke ground on a $74.2 million clinic building at it's McKinley campus in Tampa.
Located less than one mile from Moffitt's main campus
, the eight-story, 200,000-square-foot outpatient medical facility, at 10902 N. McKinley Dr., will house clinical space for breast and skin cancer programs; infusion and imaging facilities; research labs; an ambulatory surgery center serving patients with cancers including breast, head and neck, melanoma and sarcoma; and space for blood draws. Administration facilities, offices and dining areas will also be located at the clinic.
Approximately $20 million of the budget will go toward new equipment with the remaining $54.2 million spent on the construction of the building itself and a parking garage.
“This new facility would not have been possible without the foresight and vision of our Florida Legislature, including timeless efforts of Rep. James Grant and Sen. Ronda Storms,” says Moffitt
President and CEO Alan List, M.D., of the small increase in Cigarette Tax revenue
the center received during the past legislative session.
Additionally, the 30 acres of land being utilized for the first phase of the McKinley expansion was donated by the City of Tampa
and Hillsborough County
“We are so grateful that the city and county have stood in full support of Moffitt's mission -- to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer -- since we opened,” List says.
With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of Florida of nearly $2 billion. This specific project is expected to create more than 600 construction jobs and hundreds of permanent jobs upon opening.
Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Alan List, M.D., Moffitt Cancer Center