Posted: Oct 2, 2012 9:05 AM by Jamie Leary
Updated: Oct 2, 2012 9:34 AM
BOZEMAN - The Bozeman Deaconess Foundation is expanding its cancer center.
The goal is to raise just over $3 million.
The budget includes a new waiting area, patient exam rooms and more space for chemotherapy treatments. The most impressive upgrade, though, is a state-of-the art linear accelerator, a machine that delivers radiation treatment. The new linear accelerator performs just as well as the hospital's current machine but provides more precise radiation targeting.
Hospital officials say patients will receive enhanced comfort and overall care during treatment.
"Whether you radiation treatment or chemotherapy, we're already providing the best that we can today but we need to move to the next generation of technology and expand our space so that we can take care of our patients," Bozeman Deaconess Foundation Executive Vice President of Philanthropy Debra Gil said.
They anticipate the new linear accelerator will be up and running late next year.