When I became the CEO in August 2018, I asked where do patients go for cancer care? Learning that people had to drive long distances for care and treatments was just not acceptable to me, so I began the conversation envisioning a cancer center right here at Grant Memorial Hospital. — Bob Milvet, CEO, Grant Memorial Hospital
This vision is soon to become a reality. In January, Grant Memorial Hospital broke ground on a multi-phased project to bring a new oncology infusion center to the region. The nine-patient infusion center will include its own dedicated entrance allowing separation of the immune-compromised patients undergoing therapy from the general hospital patients and visitors, enabling life-saving cancer care to continue uninterrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic and any pandemic that may follow. The infusion center will offer state-of-the-art services in an environment affording cancer patients an experience on-par with some of the world’s most respected cancer centers. A pharmacy will be on-site to prepare medications for patients’ specific needs.
Grant Memorial Hospital partnered with Kahler Slater, an award-winning, nationally recognized architectural and planning firm to design the project. Howard Shockey & Sons of Winchester, VA is the Construction Manager.
“Shockey is proud to be helping Grant Memorial bring first-class cancer treatment options closer to where people need them most – near their homes. We understand the challenges associated with cancer treatment in rural communities; it’s especially rewarding when our medical building team can meaningfully and immediately contribute to the health of so many,” said Jeff Boehm, President of Shockey.
Note to media: Due to COVID-19, no formal ground-breaking or public celebration is currently planned.
About Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.
Shockey is a provider of general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for public and private sector clients in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. Shockey’s reputation, earned one project at a time, is for delivering excellent value, high-quality craftsmanship, and unbeatable integrity. Consistently ranked among the mid-Atlantic’s largest contractors, Shockey specializes in education, senior living, healthcare, commercial, parking, and industrial projects. Shockey is the Partner of Choice ®. Visit ShockeyBuilds.com to learn more.