DANSVILLE – UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute with Noyes Health and Jones Memorial Hospital broke ground Wednesday morning on the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center in Dansville, due to an unprecedented regional partnership of medical facilities and an outpouring of generosity from the community.
According to a press release from Noyes Health, the facility will be ready in late 2016 to provide convenient access to comprehensive cancer care.
“My wife Ann and I are grateful to be in a position to do this, and we think this cancer center will be good for anyone who lives in this area,” said Carl Myers, who along with his wife Ann made a generous donation that greatly accelerated the project. “Whether you need to be treated for cancer or not, this will attract quality medical professionals to our community, and that will benefit everyone.”
The facility also means that there is a strengthened alliance between Noyes Health, UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, Jones Memorial Hospital, and UR Medicine Radiation Oncology in Hornell. Together, these leaders in the medical field will renovate and expand existing structures on the Noyes campus and move in some of the most advanced cancer treatment equipment available to develop a regional cancer center based in Dansville with services in Wellsville.
The local community has supported the project since the start. Funds were partially provided by a golf tournament in memory of Kyle Button, the Dansville elementary school teacher and coach who tragically lost his battle with colon cancer in January 2015.