HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Village Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a new Adventist Cancer Institute to be constructed at Ogden Avenue near I-294.
The 54,000-square-foot center is estimated to cost $48 million and is scheduled to open in 2015.
"It means so much for our community and the area as a whole because it's going to be a state-of-the-art facility for people who need cancer treatment," said John George, attorney for the hospital.
A major benefit, according to officials, is that patients will be able to receive everything they need at one location when the Cancer Institute is built. Patients can visit their doctor, have lab work done, and receive chemotherapy and radiation treatments in one location, according to Adventist Midwest Health's website.
According to the website, the Adventist Cancer Institute will feature 18 private treatment rooms equipped with entertainment centers, five open patient bays for patients who prefer to socialize in a group setting, imagine services, two linear accelerators and 21 exam rooms.
George said construction will start as soon as all the permits have been issued.
Hinsdale Village President Tom Cauley thanked the hospital for coming to the board and for going through all the processes to get the Adventist Cancer Institute approved.
"This to some extent debunks the myth you can't have a large project in Hinsdale with the village's zoning code," Cauley said.
For more information, visit keepingyouwell.com/care-services/adventist-cancer-institute.