CAMC Reaches Fundraising Goal for New Cancer Center

UPDATE 5/8/13 @ 2:40 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- CAMC will soon break ground on a comprehensive cancer outpatient center in Kanawha City.

Dale Witte with CAMC Marketing and Public Affairs announced Wednesday the fundraising campaign for the new cancer center has topped its $15 million goal. More than 2,000 people in the Charleston area donated anywhere from $2 to $2 million each, according to a release.

Hospital officials say this comprehensive, consolidated and freestanding outpatient cancer center will bring physicians and health professionals together to provide quality and convenient patient care.

The facility will be built on the former Watt Powell Park property along MacCorkle Avenue.

CAMC is still finalizing the plans with architects.

No date has been set for the groundbreaking, but the hospital hopes to make an announcement soon.



ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- CAMC is planning to build a comprehensive cancer outpatient center on the former Watt Powell Park property in Kanawha City.

According to the news release, The CAMC Foundation has bought the University of Charleston's portion of the property for $2,070,183.36.

In November 2004, UC paid $5,000,055 for the property. Then, the CAMC Foundation bought 60-percent of the property for the university. Now the hospital owns the entire piece of property.

The University of Charleston purchased the property to build an athletic facility, but the school announced earlier this year it would not be building it as originally planned.

Watt Powell Park was demolished in 2005.


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