In fall of 2020, North Alabama Medical Center (NAMC), part of LifePoint Health, ceremoniously broke ground on a new cancer center that will be added to its main campus in Florence, Alabama. Northwest Alabama Cancer Care, LLC is expected to be completed and open to the public in early 2022. The facility is made possible by a $13.6 million investment from LifePoint Health.
The nearly 13,000-square-foot cancer center will occupy existing shell space within the medical office building on the hospital’s main campus and expand the facility’s overall footprint. It will offer a wide range of cancer treatment and support services under one roof, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, infusion therapy, lab services and an onsite pharmacy. The facility will feature advanced technology and equipment, including a linear accelerator for providing radiation treatments to patients. It will also house a CT simulator, which allows for precise treatment planning by transmitting X-rays through tissue to create a detailed graphic display of the tumor and surrounding healthy tissue. The facility will include three radiation oncology exam rooms, two medical oncology exam rooms, seven infusion spaces, and dedicated waiting areas and office space.
The architect for the Northwest Alabama Cancer Care, LLC project will be Earl Swensson Associates, Inc.