McLaren Bay Region announced the groundbreaking of an addition to the Karmanos Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology program, which is located at McLaren Bay Region’s West Campus at 3180 E Midland Road, Bay City.

The ground breaking ceremony began at 4:00PM, Wednesday, July 26 and was attended by General Contractor, Serenus Johnson. Present were President Bill Woolwine, Project Manager, Rick Sella, Project Foreman, Keith Woolwine, and Assistant Project Manager, Emily Woodruff. In addition to the SJC staff, many McLaren employees and board members came to observe or take part in the groundbreaking,  WTA Architects- Kurt Fogelsonger and Shaun Moore, and many more.

The groundbreaking ceremony represented the construction of a 2000 square foot addition and 6000 square foot renovation o the Jeppesen Radiation Oncology building, which is scheduled to begin July 31. This addition will be home to a new TrueBeam® system. TrueBeam® is a linear accelerator that provides a more direct radiation to cancer tissue. This system allows technicians to customize each patients treatment to their personal needs. It’s designed to be able to deliver large amounts of radiation with precision and will target tumors, while limiting the amount of healthy tissues and organs that will be exposed. Previous forms of radiation could take up to 30 minutes to administer, with the TrueBeam® system, it will only require 5.

This project is currently scheduled for completion by April of 2018. Serenus Johnson is proud to lead the Karmanos Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology construction team in this new project.

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Photography & Blog by Emily Woodruff, APM

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