The OSF Center for Cancer Care Expansion Project

A Commitment to Care: Why We Are Expanding

Center for Cancer Care Expansion“OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has long been committed to being a leader in cancer care for our community and opened our current Center for Cancer Care in 1995. Since that time we have seen an unprecedented growth in the volume of patients we treat. To meet this continued demand, we have designed an expansion plan centered completely on the patient experience.”

- Paula Carynski, President of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Expanding our Space: About the Project

The 15,000 square-foot expansion and 3,000 square-foot renovation of the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Cancer Care will address the growing demand for outpatient oncology services. This expanded and renovated space will more than double the amount of infusion spaces, increase the number of patient restrooms and include a retail pharmacy and wig boutique.

By remaining connected to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, patients will have the peace of mind that they are within close proximity to the Emergency Department, inpatient oncology unit and diagnostic services such as MRI and CT.

Enhancing our Excellence: Why We Serve

“We are excited to have the opportunity to design a more spacious facility that increases our capacity and our patients’ comfort. This will enhance our already excellent oncology services. We were the first in the Rockford region to offer TrueBeam radiotherapy and stereotactic radiation therapy, and we are the only oncology team in the area to achieve QOPI certification. Our entire clinical team – nurses, technologists, physicists, physicians, pharmacists, dietitians, social services – and all the support services necessary for them to do their jobs will continue to strive to provide the best environment and use the most advanced equipment to offer the highest quality patient experience and outcomes.”

Richard Nora, MD, medical director for the OSF Center for Cancer Care

Every Moment Matters: The Call to Action

We invite you to join in this community movement and donate to the Cancer Care Center by clicking here to make your gift.

If you are interested in talking with someone about this expansion project, please contact Rick Zumwalt, CFRE, Executive Director of OSF Saint Anthnony Foundation at 815-395-5346 or email him at The cost of the project is approximately $8.5 million.

Concept Images of the Expansion Project

Cancer Center Expansion 2014

Cancer Center Expansion