CHI Health Regional Cancer Center


2620 W. Faidley
Grand Island, NE, 68803

Building Size

40,056 SF


December 2019




McCarthy Building Cos.

In September 2017, NexCore Group began planning a fast-track development of a new, on-campus cancer treatment center for CHI Health in Grand Island, Nebraska.  The project scope included site selection, hospital campus master planning, detailed room by room programming, design and construction.  NexCore partnered with a top-ranked healthcare design firm with multiple awards for excellence in regional cancer treatment center facilities to create the CHI Health Regional Cancel Center.  The new cancer center is a state-of-the-art, regional facility with an optimal configuration of space to serve patients and improve staff efficiencies by fully integrating in-patient and surgical cancer onto one site.

The new CHI Health Regional Cancel Center is located adjacent to the CHI Health St. Francis Hospital with maximum visibility and access to the community.  A distinct entry makes the facility easy to locate, and its proximity to the Hospital allows providers and inpatients to conveniently move between the two buildings.

The space program includes an expansion to fully support the robust service, which is overcrowded in its current location. The space layout incorporates a front stage/back stage concept, allowing providers and care teams a highly efficient platform to deliver care.  Additionally, it configures medical oncology, radiation oncology and clinical services adjacent to the patient entry and front-end spaces to significantly improve convenience and wayfinding for patients. The medical oncology space boasts beautiful views of a landscaped garden area to further improve the patient experience.

The new building incorporates innovations and best practices to meet the needs of the physicians and their patients. The space program includes two linear accelerators, high density radiation therapies, 20 clinical exam rooms, 30 infusion stations, image recovery services, support group spaces and a clinical trials program.

The new CHI Health Regional Cancer Center broke ground in July 2018 and, despite schedule adjustments due to record rainfall, opened for patients in December 2019.