TIGARD, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The largest independent cancer practice in the Northwest has broken ground for a new multi-disciplinary center in Tigard, set to open May 2018. Construction at the site will begin spring 2017.
Compass Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, will build a 36,000 square-foot center near SW 72nd and SW Dartmouth in what is known as the Tigard Triangle.
Compass Oncology has six sites in the Portland metropolitan area, including two freestanding cancer centers: one at the Rose Quarter and the other in Vancouver, Washington. The Tigard facility will be the third state-of-the-art center serving patients and their families. Compass Oncology currently employs over 300 people in the metro area, treats more than 4,000 cancer patients annually, and is conducting over 60 cancer research clinical trials.
“One of our great strengths is our ability as a community oncology practice to provide care close to home,” said Lucy Langer, M.D., practice president, Compass Oncology. “The move to Tigard is exciting because it will enhance this opportunity for so many of our patients to receive comprehensive care close to where they live.”
Langer expects the new site to employ approximately 80 employees. Twelve oncologists will see patients in Tigard.
The City of Tigard is in the midst of transforming the area into a diverse and lively mixed-use district. Healthcare service facilities will be a part of the planned changes, including Compass Oncology’s newest location.
The project is being developed by Bennett Development in partnership with Spring Capital Group.
About Compass Oncology
The physicians of Compass Oncology provide a full range of medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, pathology, palliative care, and breast surgery services. The practice’s specialized physician and clinical staff offer the latest advancements in cancer treatment and clinical research in a supportive and caring environment. Compass Oncology serves the Portland and Vancouver area communities with six offices: four in Portland, one in Tualatin, and one in Vancouver. For more information, please visit, www.CompassOncology.com.
Compass Oncology is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, Compass Oncology is united with more than 1,000 physicians nationwide. Compass Oncology participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 60 FDA-approved cancer therapies, nearly one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.