NexCore Breaks Ground for CHI Health St. Francis Cancer Treatment Center

Denver-based NexCore Group, a national healthcare real estate (HRE) developer, broke ground Thursday, July 12, for the new CHI Health St. Francis Cancer Treatment Center in Grand Island.

The one-story, 40,380 square foot on-campus medical office building (MOB) will be one of only 12 cancer centers in the state of Nebraska with the prestigious ACOS CoC (American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer) designation.

Edward Hannon, CEO of CHI Health St. Francis, says the project will continue the excellence in cancer treatment already established at CHI Health St. Francis.

“Together with NexCore, we are building a cancer center that is focused on delivering care, not just for the immediate futures, but we are looking to what we need to do in these new buildings for decades to come,” Mr. Hannon says. “It will certainly be more than a building. Thanks to the incredible care and groundbreaking research that these physicians do each and every day it will truly be a place where hope lives.”

NexCore Group Managing Partner Todd Varney says the firm is pleased to partner with CHI Health St. Francis to create the highest quality facilities that deliver the best cancer treatment to its patients.

“The new Cancer Treatment Center is really going to change the way people feel about the community; the way they feel about cancer care, because cancer care has been here for three-plus decades,” Mr. Varney says. “Now we’re going to have the physical envelope, the healing environment for the faith, and for the hope, and the love. So that people leave here, not only treated, but physically and emotionally feeling better about it. And NexCore is honored to be a part of this new center of excellence.”

The existing CHI Health St. Francis Cancer Treatment Center will relocate its operations to the new replacement facility by September 2019.