Stewart Cancer Center Opens at Boone Hospital
COLUMBIA - The new Stewart Cancer Center at Boone Hospital began accepting patients Monday.
The patients will move to a new $5.9 million inpatient oncology unit located on the sixth floor of the hospital's south tower. It includes 32 private patient rooms and incorporates the latest in health care design for the comfort and safety of cancer patients and their families.
The Stewart Cancer Center is a collaboration between Boone Hospital and Virginia and Norm Stewart. Many people in mid-Missouri know Norm for his hall of fame career coaching the University of Missouri men's basketball team. Norm is also a cancer survivor. He and his wife Virginia chose to work alongside Boone Hospital on this project to help raise awareness of cancer and encourage mid-Missourians to get screened.
Boone Hospital had scheduled a grand opening event for Sunday, Jan. 5, but it was cancelled due to weather. As of Monday, there were no plans to reschedule it.