Angel announces plans for outpatient center

1003963_588716297839907_1013473874_nAngel Medical Center is announcing plans for a major expansion of facilities with a new medical services building.

Hospital officials say the new 25,000-square-foot facility will significantly increase access to outpatient services for Macon County and surrounding communities. It will be located adjacent to Angel Medical Center in Franklin and will feature a state-of-the-art cancer center, rehabilitation services, and the Western Carolina Digestive Consultants practice.

The expansion is a partnership with Angel and Nantahala-TKC, LLC.

Existing facilities are challenged by growth in patient service volume demands and by limited treatment space and aging design of those spaces. The new, modern facility will allow the hospital and the physicians to meet a growing demand in the area for cancer care, rehabilitation and GI services.

Angel Medical Center will occupy approximately two-thirds of the three-story building. The largest level – the second floor – will house Angel Medical Center’s outpatient medical oncology and related infusion services. Angel Medical Center’s rehabilitation services, including occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy services, along with related support services, will be located on the lower level.

“Angel Medical Center, with support from our regional system Mission Health, is pleased to improve our outpatient services through a major expansion of our facilities,” said Jim Bross, President and CEO of Angel Medical Center. “The new cancer outpatient center will now be part of Mission Cancer Care. This integration of our cancer care program, as well as the expansion of our rehabilitation services, will ensure that patients in Macon County and surrounding communities will continue to receive the best possible care in a comfortable setting, close to home.”

The new outpatient cancer center is expected to be complete by May 2014.