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Community Announces Plan For New $65 Million Clovis Cancer Center

An aerial photo provided by Community Hospitals shows the site of the planned cancer center

Clovis Community Medical Center could soon be home to a new state of the art cancer treatment facility. The Community Medical Centers board voted recently to proceed with design work on the planned $65 million facility adjacent to the current hospital.


Paul Ortiz is vice president of cancer services for Community. He says the goal is to consolidate all of Community’s outpatient cancer services in the new building, including those currently offered at CRMC in downtown Fresno and the California Cancer Center in north Fresno.


Ortiz: “This will be one of a kind in the valley. This is going to be almost a 100,000 square foot facility and it will be the pinnacle I believe of the Clovis campus.”

When completed officials say the center will also conduct cancer research in partnership with UCSF. The hospital hopes the National Cancer Institute will certify the facility as a “Designated Cancer Center.” There are currently ten such facilities in California, but none in the San Joaquin Valley.


The announcement follows last month’s news that the California Health Sciences University plans to build its new medical school campus in Clovis, at a site adjacent to the hospital complex.


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