First Portion of New Franciscan Health Cancer Center Munster Open for Business
MUNSTER, Indiana - The endoscopy unit portion of the new Franciscan Health Cancer Center Munster was blessed by the Rev. Francis Tebbe, director of mission services, before a standing-room-only crowd of officials, staff members and guests on November 15. The unit opened to patients the next day.
The remainder of the multi-million-dollar comprehensive cancer care facility is scheduled to open in late summer 2018.
The endoscopy unit offers four procedure rooms and 14 holding-preparation-recovery rooms, along with the latest, high-definition diagnostic equipment.
Theresa Henderson, who manages the unit, said patients also are assured dedicated, knowledgeable, caring and empathetic care from a specially trained staff. The cancer center, once completed, also will offer radiation oncology treatment, with two linear accelerators for radiation therapy; medical oncology-infusion therapy, with a 15-chair infusion center for chemotherapy that will have room for expansion; oncology lab services, a women's center that will offer breast cancer screenings, along with diagnosis, needle biopsy and bone density testing; a pharmacy, a 50-person capacity waiting room, physician suites and a retail center.