Press Release: 04.21.2015

McCarthy Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Delbert Day Cancer Institute

St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. broke ground on a new, $31 million cancer center in Rolla, Mo. on April 20, 2015. The Delbert Day Cancer Institute at Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) will be a 37,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer care facility. The Cancer Institute will occupy the first two floors of a new, four-story, 100,470-square-foot building at the north end of the main hospital and will be connected to the adjacent medical office building via a pedestrian bridge. Over 63,470 square feet of shelled medical office space is included in the new facility.

“The Delbert Day Cancer Institute brings us one step closer in our multi-year plan to provide industry-leading healthcare utilizing the latest proven technologies,” explained Bill Leaders, Administrative Director of Facility and Support Services for PCRMC. “We know McCarthy will deliver this new facility successfully to our community just like they have on previous projects for PCRMC.”

The Cancer Institute will include radiation therapies, PET/CT imaging, infusion therapy, medical oncology and supporting lab and pharmacy ancillary services. PCRMC worked with former and current cancer patients who provided their input on what they want to see in their healthcare environment to maximize their comfort, healing and recovery. PCRMC used this feedback to develop an effective design of the new Cancer Institute.

In addition to the lobby and registration, the first floor includes retail space, a health café, education space, and a community center – all adjacent and open to the exterior healing garden. At the second floor, both infusion services and the medical oncology clinic enjoy the view to the intensive green roof atop the two accelerator vaults.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Phelps County Regional Medical Center and help them reach their goals in providing the residents of southern Missouri with exceptional health facilities closer to home,” said McCarthy Director Tate Jacobitz. “We’re on board with PCRMC all the way and hope to exceed their expectations so they can focus on what they do best — taking care of their patients.”

The estimated construction duration for the Cancer Institute is 18 months for a targeted completion of October 2016. BSA Life Structures is the project architect. In March 2015, McCarthy substantially completed the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza, which will start accepting patients in July 2015. Previously completed projects include renovation of the PCRMC pharmacy and cardiac rehabilitation departments.

About McCarthy
Headquartered in St. Louis, and founded in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the nation’s premier healthcare builder. McCarthy has constructed more than 800 significant healthcare facilities and renovated thousands more – while consistently appearing on Modern Healthcare’s list of leading healthcare construction management companies. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology tools to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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