Sentara opens $93.5M Brock Cancer Center in Norfolk
Facility named for Virginia philanthropists Joan and Macon Brock
Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare announced Friday it has opened the $93.5 million, 253,000-square-foot Sentara Brock Cancer Center, a patient treatment and care facility in Norfolk.
The facility, which started construction in March 2018, opened to patients on June 1. It’s named for philanthropists Joan Brock and her late husband Macon. A three-time cancer survivor, Joan Brock was treated within the Sentara Cancer network.
“I heard that dreaded phrase, ‘You have cancer,’ so I know how vital it is to have a comprehensive solution that treats the whole person as well as the disease,” she said in a statement. “I relied upon an advanced clinical team to get me through survivorship. Now, everyone in our community will have access to our region’s community cancer partners in one location right here at home.”
Medical professionals from Virginia Oncology Associates, Eastern Virginia Medical School Medical Group and other community providers will staff the cancer center. Additional staff will join the team in phases through next spring.
“I am deeply appreciative of Joan’s generous spirit and dedication toward the communities we serve,” Sentara Healthcare President and CEO Howard P. Kern said in a statement. “Together with the professionals who provide cancer care, we will advance the health of our neighbors and loved ones.”