New facility developed by Ryan Companies US, Inc. offers leading-edge cancer care to growing East Valley region
Tempe, Ariz. (June 13, 2017) — Arizona Oncology’s new state-of-the-art cancer treatment center, located at the Arizona State University Research Park (ASURP), is now open and offering the latest cancer treatment services available to patients in Phoenix and the East Valley. The new center, developed and built by Ryan Companies US, Inc., offers integrated, high-quality care to diagnose and treat cancer. Patient services include medical, gynecologic and radiation oncology, hematology, advanced diagnostics including PET/CT imaging, supportive care services, and clinical trials. The practice is also offering the latest treatment options for patients, including immuno-oncology, bio markers, and targeted therapies.
Arizona Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, is one of the largest medical groups in Arizona devoted exclusively to cancer care. This is the practice’s twenty-first location in the Phoenix area and their first location in Tempe – the company is expanding its services to Elliot Road and Loop 101 to provide more patients with convenient and advanced cancer care closer to home.
"We have been treating patients for more than 20 years in the valley and understand the importance of offering specialized treatment close to home,” said Snehal Bhoola, MD, gynecologic oncologist, Arizona Oncology. “We pride ourselves on our patient-centered approach, which allows us to offer high-quality care."
This nearly 22,000 square-foot building is a hub for cancer care and the only one of its kind in the East Valley. The center will support six full-time oncologists, including two gynecologic oncologists, three medical oncologists, and one radiation oncologist. The facility will have two treatment vaults for radiation, a room dedicated to PET-CT scanning, 35 infusion chairs with personal tablets, 19 exam rooms, a covered patio with peaceful waterfalls, and a nursing station with semi-private scheduling areas. Additionally, the center will offer Vital Beam linear accelerator and High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment options, in-office dispensing, cancer genetic counseling, and support services that will help patients prevent or cope with a cancer diagnosis. Social workers, nurse navigators, and patient benefit representatives will also be available to patients.
Butler Design Group designed the shell of the building, and David B. Howell Architecture & Design was tasked with designing the interior, which is filled with cutting-edge technology and comforting aesthetic features including the pharmacy’s isolated independent air system, the serene visual ceiling displays in the radiation vaults and a healing garden.
“The ASU Research Park is a premiere location for innovation by leading companies, which benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with ASU intellectual assets in a world-class business park setting,” said Morgan R. Olsen, ASU Research Park Board President and ASU Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. “We are thrilled to welcome Arizona Oncology, a practice committed to advancing treatment modalities to help defeat cancer in its many forms. Arizona Oncology also will further Valley economic development, adding to the ASU Research Park’s contribution of more than 6,000 jobs at over 50 companies.”
This free-standing treatment and research center was constructed by Ryan Companies in just nine months. This is Ryan’s tenth build-to-suit project developed and constructed in the ASURP.
“Bringing Arizona Oncology’s expertise and innovative technology to the prestigious ASURP is a tremendous addition for East Valley residents needing high-quality care,” said Molly Ryan Carson, vice president of Development at Ryan. “Our team worked diligently to ensure maximum accuracy during construction on this vital healthcare clinic.”
About Arizona Oncology
Arizona Oncology is one of the largest medical groups in Arizona. With more than 75 practicing physicians devoted exclusively to providing comprehensive, compassionate and high-quality cancer care, Arizona Oncology specializes in Medical, Gynecologic, and Radiation Oncology, Hematology, Stem Cell Transplant, Research, Genetic Risk Assessment and patient ancillary programs. The physicians and their staff treat patients in many communities throughout the state including: Deer Valley, East Valley (Tempe), Estrella, Flagstaff, Glendale, Green Valley, Nogales, Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Safford, Scottsdale, Sedona, and Tucson.
Arizona Oncology believes it is beneficial to provide cancer therapies in a community setting, close to patients' homes and support systems. The physicians are supported by a talented clinical team sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers. For more information, visit www.ArizonaOncology.com.
Arizona Oncology is an affiliate of The US Oncology Network (The Network). This collaboration unites Arizona Oncology with more than 1,400 independent physicians dedicated to delivering value-based, integrated care for patients — close to home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to advancing local cancer care and to delivering better patient outcomes. The US Oncology Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, whose coordinated resources and infrastructure allow doctors in The Network to focus on the health of their patients, while McKesson focuses on the health of their practices. Arizona Oncology also participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in nearly 70 FDA-approved cancer therapies, approximately one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.
About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager with a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works. Ryan market depth includes retail, industrial, healthcare and senior living. Ryan development and corporate build-to-suit work spans a wide range of product types including office, mixed-use, hospitality, multifamily housing and mission critical facilities. Ryan has nearly 1,300 employees in 13 offices and has completed projects in 38 states. For more information, visit ryancompanies.com
About Arizona State University Research Park (ASURP)
The ASU Research Park is located on the site of a former experimental farm and was acquired with funds from the Arizona State College Foundation (now ASU Foundation) in 1956. Founded in 1984, the ASU Research Park represents ASU’s commitment to technology transfer through university-industry research. Located in the Valley’s high technology hub, the park is comprised of 320 acres and offers a strategic location with access to the southeast valley high tech employment pool. For further information, please see www.asuresearchpark.com/.
About Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a New American University - a major public educational institution, a premier research center and a leader in innovation. Our vision is described by our three core principles: excellence in scholarship, access to education, and impact in our global community. As a New American University, ASU is intellectually vibrant, socially conscious and globally engaged. For more information, please visit www.asu.edu.