Mercy Medical Center – Dubuque and Medical Associates Clinic today announced plans for the addition of a fully-integrated, comprehensive cancer center. The $25 million project will be located in a new, two-story facility to the east of the current hospital and adjacent to the Professional Arts Plaza building. Construction is expected to begin in early 2018.
The cancer center at Mercy will be the first in Dubuque and the tri-state region to conveniently offer a hematology/oncology outpatient clinic, with both chemotherapy infusion and radiation oncology services in the same building. In addition to these clinical services, the center will offer an array of holistic and other cancer-related services that are not currently available in the area. For many people in Dubuque with cancer, care can be fragmented – with provider visits in one facility and treatments in another, or the need to travel hours for care. This creates confusion for patients, family inconvenience, treatment delays, and increases the overall cost of care.