Southeastern Groundbreaking Event
Video: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Groundbreaking Event in GeorgiaSee highlights from the groundbreaking event for Cancer Treatment Centers of America's hospital in Newnan, Georgia. More than 500 people, including public officials, community and business leaders, cancer patients, and caregivers attended the event.
Breaking Ground at our Cancer Treatment Center in Newnan, GA
On August 3, 2011, more than 500 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) in Newnan, Georgia.
Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams and a delegation of public officials, community and business leaders joined more than 160 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers for a celebration on the site of the fifth, state-of-the-art cancer hospital, which will open in August 2012.
“This will be a blessing for patients like me who travel across the country to get top-notch care,” said Tanya Gruce, a breast cancer patient from Seminole, Florida. Gruce receives treatment at our hospital in Philadelphia.
“When you are fighting for your life, you want state-of-the-art treatment closer to home,” said Gruce. “CTCA’s patient-centered approach is so much different than anywhere else. They give patients the information we need to make treatment decisions; they bring hope.”
“Kane Dawson, president and CEO of Southeastern Regional Medical Center, said “We are partnering with the City of Newnan, Coweta County and the State of Georgia to make this
hospital a gateway to better serve cancer patients throughout the Southeast—and serve the community.”
A series of town hall sessions launched the Newnan cancer treatment center's groundbreaking festivities. In three separate tents, panelists spoke with attendees and guests about various topics. In one tent, three patients shared their personal experience with CTCA and their individual treatment journey. In another, clinicians discussed the CTCA standard for excellence. In the last tent, Senior VP of Operations David Kent spoke about business partnerships and economic impact through job creation and neighborhood development.
“Today marks a significant step in fighting cancer in the Southeast and giving patients and their families the access to high-quality care they deserve,” Dawson said. “We look forward to opening the doors of this hospital and bringing our unique model of care closer to the patients and family we serve.”