CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS)- Southern Illinois Healthcare announced Tuesday they received unanimous approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board in Chicago to build the region's first freestanding cancer center.
The approval came on the heels of regional support for the 42,000 square foot facility to be located on Route 13 in Carterville on 15 acres of wooded property just west of John A. Logan College.
"We are excited to move forward. From the beginning, this project has received substantial community support by way of the many letters sent to the Review Board on our behalf and fundraising support through our SIH Hope is Home campaign. We look forward to building the region's first comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer center," said SIH President and CEO Rex Budde.
The new center will bring all of SIH's cancer care services under one roof.