Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center breaks ground on the 32,000-square-foot Carol Danielson Suzuki Cancer Center and expansion project at the hospital. (Courtesy Providence)
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center breaks ground on the 32,000-square-foot Carol Danielson Suzuki Cancer Center and expansion project at the hospital. (Courtesy Providence)
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center has broken ground on the 32,000-square-foot Carol Danielson Suzuki Cancer Center and expansion project at the hospital.

The new facility will bring the Providence Cancer Institute to those served in the Carol Danielson Suzuki Cancer Center. Providence cares for more people with cancer than any other health system in Oregon. The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, part of Providence Cancer Institute, is internationally recognized for its focus on immunotherapy research and treatments.

The center at Providence Willamette Falls will provide patients diagnosis, treatment and follow-up under one roof. It will double the capacity for chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments over the previous clinic location in Clackamas and save thousands of trips to Portland for hundreds of patients.

The project is designed by PKA Architects and led by Fortis Construction. It includes the build-out of a 14,000 square foot cancer center and 5,000 square feet of new space for infrastructure improvements supporting the hospital. The project also creates a new entrance and patient drop-off on the east side of campus, easy access for parking and lays the foundation for future modernization of clinical services. Construction is scheduled to be complete by end of 2022.

Additional philanthropic support has helped Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center Foundation raise more than $3 million for the project through the Bridges to Hope Campaign.

To donate or learn more about the Bridges to Hope Campaign to support the Carol D. Suzuki Cancer Center, call 503-650-6809 or visit providencefoundations.org/bridges.