$93.5M cancer center to be built at Sentara Leigh campus

A rendering of the new cancer center being built at the campus of Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk. (Credit: Sentara).

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Construction will begin later this month a new $93.5 million cancer center at Norfolk’s Sentara Leigh Hospital.

Sentara says the state-of-the-art cancer center has been modeled after major cancer centers across the country.

Sentara says the new center will bring together teams from their group, as well as Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and Virginia Oncology Associates.

Sentara Norfolk General President, Kurt Hofelich told WAVY.com the center will meet a growing need in the community.

“Fortunately there are many, many more patients that are surviving with cancer, and as a matter of fact that number in Hampton Roads is going to grow to 130,000 people that are surviving with cancer within our community by the year 2030.”

Hofelich added that this center will have all of the specialties under one roof, “So, at the end of the day, or end of the evaluation period, (a patient could) get recommendations from a team as opposed to moving from location to location over a series of weeks.”

Crews area expected to break ground on the project March 29.

It’s expected to be completed by mid-2020.