Groundbreaking Ceremony - Linear Accelerator for Radiation Oncology Care at MercyOne Clinton
Groundbreaking Ceremony – Linear Accelerator
for Radiation Oncology Care at MercyOne Clinton
WHAT: Construction of an addition to the MercyOne Clinton Radiation Oncology Center to hold a new, state-of-the-art linear accelerator to deliver radiation oncology treatment for cancer patients in Clinton and surrounding areas. Radiation oncology care at MercyOne Clinton is provided through a joint service with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Radiation Oncology Department.
Funding for this project included an initial gift pledge of $500,000 from the Clinton County Development Association and $1.5 million raised from community donations by the Mercy Healthcare Foundation (now MercyOne Clinton Foundation). Community donations included a pledge of $200,000 from the MercyOne Auxiliary.
WHO: MercyOne officials including Eastern Iowa Region President Kay Takes and MercyOne Clinton Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Amy Berentes, officials from construction contractor Graham Construction Company, major donors, physicians and other project supporters.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. There will be a brief program and ceremonial “first shovel" at 11:15 a.m.
WHERE: MercyOne Clinton Radiation Oncology Center, located on 4th street in front of the medical center, 1410 N. 4th St., Clinton.
WHY: This new linear accelerator technology provides precision, accuracy and
superior results in less time and close to home for Clinton area residents.