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.
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: