Celebration marks construction of Nebraska Medicine Kearney Cancer Center

Computer rendering of the Nebraska Medicine Kearney Cancer Center

Nebraska Medicine marked its increasing scope of cancer care in Nebraska with a reception celebrating the start of construction of the Nebraska Medicine Kearney Cancer Center. Those in attendance got an early look at plans for the facility.

This new center is an expansion of the partnership between Nebraska Medicine and Heartland Hematology and Oncology, which began in December of 2021. The expanded cancer center will build upon the years of expertise and trust which Heartland Hematology and Oncology has built with its patients and community.

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha has a national reputation for cancer treatment and innovation, and soon our physicians, nurses and other specialists will bring that care to central Nebraska.

The Nebraska Medicine Kearney Cancer Center is expected to open in 2024. Construction is underway in University Village, a 104-acre, mixed-use development that is a partnership with the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Located on the west edge of the UNK campus, it combines educational, residential, recreational and commercial opportunities in a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

Computer rendering of the Nebraska Medicine Kearney Cancer Center

The $33 million dollar cancer center project will span more than 53,000 square feet in University Village. Services will include medical oncology, radiation oncology, lab, pharmacy, infusion, survivorship programs, genetics counseling, and a healing garden.

“This new state-of-the-art facility brings the nationally recognized cancer care Nebraska Medicine is known for to Kearney,” says Michael Ash, Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer, Nebraska Medicine. “Patients in central Nebraska will now have added convenience and seamless access to that extraordinary care, right in their own community.”

“University Village is excited and privileged to welcome the partnership with Nebraska Medicine and the future Nebraska Medicine Kearney Cancer Center,” says Michael Christen, Executive Director, University Village.

“This development and partnership will serve the citizens of the community, region and state for years to come.”