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Builders hired for Newnan Cancer Hospital

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has announced the builders for its new five-story, $55 million cancer hospital that will be located in Ashley Park in Newnan. Construction is expected to begin in December.

CTCA spokesperson Maureen Upchurch said the team of Batson-Cook Construction and Okland Construction has been selected to build the Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility. The Newnan facility will be the company’s fifth cancer hospital, and its first in the Southeast.

“Utilizing the experience of Okland Construction in completing the Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear, Arizona, and the healthcare experience and local knowledge of Batson-Cook Construction, the team will build a multi-story 225,000 square-foot state-of-the-art hospital,” Upchurch said.

“Batson-Cook Construction and Okland Construction have 187 combined years of experience in the construction industry,” states Batson-Cook Project Executive Kevin Appleton. “As a result, our team has not only the resources, but the expertise, familiarity and absolute determination to make this the best Cancer Treatment Center of America built to date.”

In the run-up to the facility’s approval last year, CTCA representatives said the $55 million cancer hospital would bring 500 new jobs to Coweta County and $500 million in new investment to the local economy over the next five years.

“Based on the success of the Goodyear (Arizona) Cancer Treatment Center, we had a sincere desire to be involved with the Newnan project,” said Okland’s Principal-in-Charge, Bill Okland. “While evaluating the Atlanta metropolitan construction market for a local partner, we were approached by multiple contractors. It didn’t take long to see that Batson-Cook’s philosophies matched up with ours. The more time we spent together, the more we were convinced that this is the ideal team for this project.”

Upchurch said the facility will include two linear accelerator vaults, an HDR/Brachy Therapy Vault and a nuclear radiology imaging unit. PET CT, CT and MRI facilities are crucial components that will also be included in the hospital, she said, adding that 25 universal beds will offer inpatient and ICU access.

Upchurch said that working with architect PSA-Dewberry and owner’s representative Stonebridge Group, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the team will combine to construct a five-story, 60-room outpatient residential tower.

The facility will allow convenient access to the Southeast campus and access to various lifestyle amenities as well, Upchurch said. Retail spaces will be constructed for patient services as well as a full-service kitchen.

Dining services with Executive Chef management will be built and accommodations developed for 12 RVs, Upchurch added.

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