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Final Beam Set to be Raised to Complete Cancer Center Structure

Cancer San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) invites the entire community to participate in a true milestone for the building of its new Cancer Center.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 27 through Thursday, March 1, the final beam for the construction project will be on display and available for signing any time from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the corner of Eye and 26th streets, next to the Kaiser Building.

Then, at 10 a.m., Friday, March 2, there will a gathering at The Cancer Center construction site – directly across the street from SJCH, on Chester Avenue – to witness the raising of that momentous beam.

“This is a very exciting time for us as we move another significant step toward the completion of our new Cancer Center,” said Jarrod McNaughton, vice president of marketing and business development at SJCH. “We look forward to sharing this moment with the community.”

The four story, 60,000-square-foot facility will be the only hospital-based, comprehensive cancer center and outpatient surgery center in Kern County. Currently 20 percent of all cancer patients locally travel for treatment outside the area. The Cancer Center at SJCH will offer people the chance to fight their battle in their own backyard, surrounded by their support system in their hometown.

The beam signing is open to anyone who wishes to be a part of this historic occasion. On Friday, March 2, please join us as we raise the final beam and watch it being placed into The Cancer Center’s framework. The approximate completion date of the facility is late 2012.