AdventHealth Shawnee Mission to Open $76M Cancer Institute

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission will hold a ribbon cutting event for its $76 million cancer institute Thursday, May 2.

Posted May 1, 2024

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is set to hold the grand opening of its $76 million cancer institute on Thursday following its nearly two-year-long development.

The grand opening will take place on Thursday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The 71,000-square-foot facility, entirely dedicated to cancer care, began development in July 2022. Its services will include physician clinics, CT and PET scans, infusion, radiation, laboratory testing and a diagnostic breast center.

In January, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission began the installation of its MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy technology, allowing physicians to view tumors in real-time during treatment, resulting in pinpoint precision, fewer sessions, and reduced side effects. The Elekta Unity MRI Linear Accelerator is the “first of its kind” in Kansas City, according to a January release.

After the grand opening, the facility plans to begin offering MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy sometime this summer. Starting on May 13, 2024, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission will begin taking patients to the new cancer institute, according to the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission website.

The Shawnee Mission division recently named Alan Verrill, MD as its new president and chief executive officer.

The grand opening will feature remarks from Sam Huenergardt, CEO of AdventHealth Mid-America Region; Dave Kennedy, regional executive director of Mission, AdventHealth; Dr. Brenda Shoup, medical director, gynecologic oncology, AdventHealth Cancer Institute and Deb Settle, president and CEO of Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce.