Nebraska Medicine plans to expand cancer care in Kearney

Kearney, Neb. (WOWT) – Nebraska Medicine is looking to expand cancer care in central Nebraska with a new facility in Kearny.

According to Nebraska Medicine, a request for proposals has been issued to enroll in the plan.

If approved, the new center will offer several cancer treatment services, including medical oncology, hematology, infusion, radiation oncology, surgical oncology consultations, and laboratory and procedure services.

Corey Shaw, executive vice president of Nebraska Medical, says the new facility will be a better place for many patients.

“We know that cancer patients in this part of the state often have to travel long distances to get the care they need,” says Shaw. “A center like this expands our cancer network and expertise while bringing specialized care closer to home.”

Shaw also says the current Nebraska Health Services in Kearney are at capacity.

“We were thrilled to join forces with Heartland Hematology and Oncology late last year,” says Corey Shaw, “This is an incredibly busy practice that provides life-saving care to the people of central Nebraska. The current facility is at capacity. most are in place, while the demand for their expert care continues to grow.”

University village is the proposed location for the new facility. This is a multifaceted development in collaboration with University of Nebraska at Kearney.

“University Village is excited to collaborate and partner with Nebraska Medicine on this project,” said Michael Christen, executive director of University Village. “This will complement and enhance the UNMC/UNK educational partnership already in place and will add tremendous value to Kearney and the region with access to internationally recognized healthcare services.

After the submission process is completed, it will be discussed with the participants Nebraska Board of Medical Directors. Nebraska Medicine claims that a decision could be made by the end of this year.

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