AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The BSA Harrington Cancer Joyce Courson Campus has officially opened its doors.
Curtis Reneau, the director of BSA Harrington Cancer Center, said the new location is patient-centric.
“We’re really excited to be able to be in just a beautiful new building that really is going to allow us to care for our patients in a just a new and exciting way,” said Reneau. “From the time you step in the door, till the time you leave, it’s just it’s bright, it’s uplifting.”
Reneau said the new center’s size, about 48,000 square feet, is pretty close to the same square footage at their previous building, He said by utilizing every inch of the new building, they can treat more people.
“We have more providers offices so that we can add in new medical oncologists and nurse practitioners more radiation oncologist, we have increased the number of exam rooms that we had previously had, we have more space in the infusion room for four more chairs than in the previous building. So it’s definitely allowed us to be able to see more patients than we had previously seen,” said Reneau.
The organization said the building is designed with an open floor plan and large windows to offer a “home-like, comfortable and peaceful setting” for consultations and treatments.
“We wanted to make sure that was bright it was uplifting,” said Reneau. “We were very intentional with the colors that we brought in with artwork or the furniture that would be warm, inviting and comfortable.”
The organization said the facility is also equipped with the area’s most modern oncologic technologies and services, including two new linear accelerators for radiation treatments, 24 patient exam rooms, 28 heated chemotherapy infusion chairs, three private infusion rooms for families, and new laboratory analyzers.
“This facility provides new opportunities for patients undergoing cancer treatments,” Bob Williams, BSA President and Chief Executive Officer said. “We are proud to offer patients even greater access to the latest innovative cancer treatments from diagnosis to recovery and are committed to providing our community with the highest quality of care.”
BSA named the new facility to honor Joyce Courson, saying, “Harold and Joyce Courson made the lead pledge in the original capital campaign for this new building and Joyce has been a vital part of the growth and success of BSA Harrington Cancer Center. Additionally, she helped establish the Perryton chapter of the Circle of Friends and was a key driver in establishing the Amarillo Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.”
Reneau said he hopes the new facility brings in patients that were previously traveling outside the area for care.
“Bob Williams, our CEO, has always said the best care you can get as close to home, and we truly believe that many of the offerings that you would find at an MD Anderson or UT Southwest are available right here,” said Reneau. “We’re focused on quality, we’re focused on bringing the latest and greatest and best treatments to the panhandle and to Amarillo.”
The BSA Harrington Cancer Center Joyce Courson Campus is at 1751 Wallace Boulevard, directly across the street from BSA Hospital. For more information on the facility, click here.
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