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Media invited to attend St. Charles Cancer Center groundbreaking ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 4, 2013

Bend, Ore. — The media are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 10 to mark the beginning of construction of a new cancer center where patients will receive all of the care and services they need in one location.

Currently, radiation oncology services, integrative therapies and survivorship programs are located on the Bend campus, while medical oncology services are provided off site. Patients are shuttling between the two places to receive their treatments.

The $12.9 million cancer center, slated for completion next summer, will combine St. Charles' services into one efficient footprint. Designed from the ground up with patient, family, staff and community input, the new building is designed for maximum collaboration and efficiency.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. at St. Charles Bend at the construction site of the cancer center, located near the Heart and Lung entrance on the south side of the campus.

About St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System, Inc., headquartered in Bend, Ore., owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras and Redmond, and leases and operates Pioneer Memorial Hospital. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,000 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system to provide a wide range of care and service to our communities. Learn more at www.stcharleshealthcare.org.

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