SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News)- The Huntsman Cancer Institute received a $30 million donations Friday.
The gift from the Huntsman Foundation is in addition to the $40 million already raised by the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to support the construction of a cancer center.
The donations will all the HCI to expand the Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at Huntsman Cancer Institute from 102,000 to 200,000 square feet. The center will also go from four to eight stories.
The major expansion of HCI is projected to cost $129 million, of which more than $70 million will come from philanthropic funds.
The new patient care facility will include four floors of clinical space, an expanded wellness center, two floors to house faculty offices, and two floors available for future build-out based on cancer patient needs.
Construction is slated to begin December 2019 and the building is anticipated to open to patients in September 2022.