I am pleased to share with you that UTMB Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have agreed for MD Anderson to construct and operate an outpatient cancer center on UTMB Health’s League City Campus. The agreement was approved today by The University of Texas System Board of Regents.
UTMB Health and MD Anderson will work together as sister institutions to ensure that patients in the region have convenient access to comprehensive, high-quality and centralized health care options.
Specifically, the agreement includes MD Anderson’s leasing of land for construction of an outpatient cancer center at the UTMB League City location, as a part of its suburban care network, which currently serves nearly 16,000 patients annually in four locations across the region.
This collaborative effort will allow both institutions to expand access to advanced health care services by taking full advantage of MD Anderson’s internationally recognized expertise in cancer care and clinical research; the investments UTMB Health has made in its League City Campus and surrounding clinics; and UTMB Health’s extensive network of primary and specialty care providers throughout the region. The approximately 130,000-square-foot outpatient facility will complement UTMB Health’s inpatient facility on the campus.
This agreement is possible, in large part, because of our highly skilled, dedicated health care professionals. Without their efforts to provide the best possible care every day, we wouldn’t have made as much progress as we have these last few years.
The new outpatient center likely will be operational by 2018. There are many details to be worked out, and we will keep you informed as we move through the process. A joint press release will be available on the UTMB Newsroom website.
In the meantime, thank you for all you do to improve health and improve lives for those we serve.
Dr. David L. Callender