Bon Secours opens $20M cancer institute at Suffolk medical center

Officials celebrate the opening of a brand new $20 million Cancer Institute at  Bon Secours Harbour View Medical Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2016. Image Credit: City of Suffolk.
Officials celebrate the opening of a brand new $20 million Cancer Institute at Bon Secours Harbour View Medical Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2016. Image Credit: City of Suffolk.

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Bon Secours Hampton Roads cut the ribbon Wednesday on a $20 million cancer institute at the Harbour View Medical Plaza in Suffolk.

Several city, state and Bon Secours officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting Wednesday evening. Bon Secours says the brand new facility gives them a convenient, central location to provide cancer care.

Construction crews broke ground on the Cancer Institute at Bon Secours Harbour View Medical Plaza last September.

Officials estimate that the 58,000 square-foot facility will provide more than 8,000 radiation therapy treatments each year. The facility is also expected to provide chemotherapy and advanced brachytherapy services.