Physicians, caregivers and patients celebrated the official completion of the Cancer Care Institute expansion and renovation with an official ribbon cutting in Rapid City on October 5, 2023. The 70,000-square-foot, two-story project began in 2021.
The expanded Monument Health Cancer Care Institute has more than doubled the space available to treat the growing need for cancer care in the Midwest; serving patients from South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, as well as the Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Rosebud reservations. The Cancer Care Institute sees over 40,000 patient visits each year.
“This expanded facility is a testament to our commitment to providing world-class care, close to home,” said Eric Eastmo, M.D., Radiation Oncologist. “The facility paves the way for us to continue to recruit additional specialists and expand access to cancer care.”
The Cancer Care Institute now has adequate space for expanded clinic space and associated exam rooms, 24 private infusion rooms, a large laboratory with privacy bays, a state-of-the-art oncology pharmacy and brachytherapy suite. A high-tech conference room provides greater opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and community rooms that are available for classes and support groups for patients, families and caregivers. The expansion also includes a wig shop, a prosthetic room for custom-fitting mastectomy bras, a gift shop, salon, several seating areas and a healing garden.