According to KTVB, St. Luke’s hospital plans to build a cancer treatment center in Nampa. The new treatment center would allow the hospital to care for patients in Canyon County. According to KTVB, the new facility will break ground this Summer adjacent to St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center, and will double the size of their current center, Mountain States Tumor Institute.

That current treatment center, which opened in 1991, was built to provide care for about 8,300 patients per year. Now, the center sees about double that amount.

The new building, to be build off Midland Rd. In North Nampa, will be “be 42,000 square feet in size and will feature 15 medical oncology exam rooms versus the current six, and nine radiation oncology exam rooms rather than the current three.”

With the new, bigger space, the hospital will be able to provide many more services to those living in Canyon County too, including “psychiatry, survivorship services, spiritual care, nutritional counseling, and the hospital's first-ever integrated physical therapy gym for cancer patients.”

The project should be completed in two years, with the groundbreaking taking place in August.