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Cancer Center to be Included on Campus of New Miami Valley South Health Center

CENTERVILLE, Ohio - Miami Valley Hospital continues to enhance the services planned for its new Miami Valley South Health Center with the announcement of a free-standing cancer center to be built on the site. The 64,000 square foot cancer center will contain medical, radiation, and gynecologic (treatment of cancer in the female organs) oncology services as well diagnostic and imaging technology. The center will be attached to the other buildings through a corridor to provide easy access for patients, physicians, and staff.

"We know how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be and how important it is to have high-quality treatment close to the support of family and friends," said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Miami Valley Hospital. "By building this new cancer center in Centerville, we're providing south Dayton residents with more convenient access to the state-of-the-art cancer treatments we offer at our downtown location."

When it opens in 2008, the cancer center will offer advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies, such as a new linear accelerator that will provide intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). IMRT is an advanced form of radiation therapy that delivers precise doses of radiation to a cancerous tumor, thereby maximizing the effectiveness of treatment while minimizing the exposure for surrounding tissues.

In addition to a cancer center, this new facility will house a variety of services including a 24-hour emergency department; outpatient surgery; imaging services offering high-speed CT, MRI, and ultrasound; a breast center; cardiac diagnostics; laboratory services; a five-story medical office building with more than 60,000 square feet of physician office space; and more. Opening in October 2007, Miami Valley South Health Center will serve residents of the southern Dayton region.