“Key” Step Taken Toward Opening of Todd Cancer Pavilion

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Key of Hope Todd Cancer Pavillion

Cathy Kopy, Executive Director, MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute and Mike Tuohy, V.P. Project Executive, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. pose with the “Key of Hope” as McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. officially turned over the keys to Long Beach Memorial.

More than 50 staff members and administrators from Long Beach Memorial, and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., came together on Monday, April 22 to take a “key” step toward the opening of the new $31 million Todd Cancer Pavilion at MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial.

The keys for the new Pavilion building were handed off from McCarthy to Long Beach Memorial signifying that the construction portion of the building, which took just less than a year and a half, is now complete. Long Beach Memorial will now begin the process of moving in equipment and putting the finishing touches on the building, which is scheduled to be unveiled to the public on Saturday, June 29 and open to patients on Monday, July 15.

“Our journey began 13 years ago when Dr. Malcolm Todd, a prominate surgeon here in Long Beach gave a lead gift for the creation of an outpatient cancer center. It was his belief that co-locating outpatient cancer services into one location was a huge benefit to patients and their families,” says Kopy. “This new facility is a symbol of Long Beach Memorial’s continued dedication and commitment to our cancer patients and their families.”

The new 65,000-square-foot Pavilion is an exciting step forward for cancer treatment in Long Beach. It will be a dedicated outpatient cancer facility that will house the many cancer programs and cancer support services that TCI offers, giving patients access to all they need under one roof. The Todd Cancer Pavilion will enhance the strong reputation the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial has in Southern California on cancer diagnosis, treatment and research.

The MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) is dedicated to the early diagnosis, treatment, research and education of patients with cancer or serious blood disorders. TCI specializes in the divisions of gynecology, breast, thoracic, gastrointestinal and urinary cancers. TCI also offers psychosocial oncology services to help patients improve their quality of life while dealing with cancer. Recognized as one of the top two cancer centers in Southern California for having the lowest complication rate, nearly 2,000 people are treated for cancer at TCI annually. Through interdisciplinary treatment planning conferences, TCI experts develop specialized treatment plans suited to the specific needs of each patient. Visit MemorialCare.org/tci, like us on Facebook.com/LongBeachMemorial and follow us at Twitter.com/LongBeachMMC.

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