Co-Founder of Moffitt Cancer Center Lee Moffitt (far right) and seven others use shovels in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new McKinley Outpatient Facility
A groundbreaking ceremony at Moffitt Cancer Center's McKinley Campus has cancer survivors like Ronald Giovannelli excited about what the new facility will offer.
"The more the facility grows the more research money we will get and the better off we will be in terms of recruiting doctors and researchers, health care professionals to treat the patients."
Moffitt Cancer Center Co-Founder Lee Moffitt, grabbed a shovel and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony along side the center's CEO Alan List, Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn, Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Florida Speaker of the House Will Weatherford and state Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong.
The new McKinley facility will include clinics, an ambulatory surgery center, infusion and imaging facilities and research labs.
Construction of the new outpatient facility is in what they are calling Phase one and is estimated to cost $74 million. The building will span eight stories and is estimated to bring more than 200 jobs to Hillsborough County.
The new center is expected to open in February 2015.