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Mercy Breaks Ground on Proton Therapy Center

This month, Mercy Hospital St. Louis broke ground on the 1700 square-foot addition to the David C. Pratt Cancer Center, the future home of the MEVION S250i Proton Therapy System® with HYPERSCAN® Pencil Beam Scanning technology. Mercy Hospital’s David C. Pratt Cancer Center is a nationally accredited center, which provides outpatient treatment, radiation oncology and infusion services for the cancer patients throughout the Mercy hospital network.

 

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The proton system at Mercy Hospital will be incorporated directly into the existing radiation oncology department. Embedding proton systems is a more efficient approach enabled by the highly compact systems that Mevion provides. This design helps the hospital share existing resources and maintains a fully integrated continuum of care for patients. Construction of the center will last 18 months with a center opening in summer of 2022.

You can watch the progress here:

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