Frequently Asked Questions

Any time a project of this size is in process, there are sure to be questions. Please see these answers we've provided to frequently asked questions.

Typically in a capital campaign, we conduct a "quiet phase" of the campaign to secure support first from lead donors and board members. Once we have secured at least 80% of our overall goal, the campaign is announced and the community at large is invited to join in support, pushing the campaign over goal. It is important to us that everyone in the community has the opportunity to participate in the construction of this cancer center, which will serve our community for generations to come.

As of June 20, the campaign has raised $8.5 million.

As of June 20, there have been 196 gifts to the campaign.

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $10 million. In healthcare, it is typical to receive between 10% and 15% of the project cost through philanthropy. Thanks to the generosity of our community, the campaign has already raised more than 16% of the project cost, and our goal is to surpass 20%.

Our target is to conclude the campaign before the first patient day, December 13. However, we will continue raising money until we reach our goal.

Because of the clear community need for a cancer center, Kettering Health Network is committed to opening the building on schedule. The Because of You... campaign will continue until we reach our goal.
The easiest way to donate to the campaign is online through our website, Alternatively, they can call us at (937) 395-8607.

The Cancer Center

There is a significant increased need for cancer services. Over the last four years, Kettering Health Network has seen a nearly 30% increase in new cases of cancer. Similarly, cancer rates have grown in the Dayton Area and Ohio as a whole. As the population ages, this growth is expected to continue. We are building a new cancer center in response to this clear healthcare need.

The philosophy of this center is one of the key differentiators -- our focus is on treating the mind, body, and spirit. With patients, physicians, and clinicians leading the way, internationally renowned architecture firm CannonDesign has developed this interdisciplinary building which will bring all cancer services under one roof. This center will have the largest, most comprehensive chemotherapy infusion center in the area. To make sure our patients have immediate access to a full range of high-quality services, this will also be the only cancer center in the Dayton area attached to a central, flagship hospital with access to an ICU and full surgical unit.

All outpatient services will be available in the cancer center. Medical specialties will include: medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, surgical oncology, neuro oncology, general surgery, pulmonology, gastroenterology, cardiology, head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, breast radiology, palliative medicine, cancer genetics, oncology psychology, cancer immediate care, research, and clinical trials. The center will also include dedicated cancer social workers, dieticians and nutritionists, financial navigators, nurse navigators, chaplains, access to complementary medicine, support groups, and community education classes.

Yes. Kettering Health Network offers in-patient cancer services in all seven of our hospitals, and has outpatient services available in several locations, primarily at Kettering Medical Center, Soin Medical Center, and Ft. Hamilton Medical Center.

No. Both in-patient and out-patient services will continue to be available across Kettering Health Network. We are committed to providing care at the location most convenient to our patients and their families. However, this cancer center will house some specialized care providers and modalities of treatment unique to this location.

Our first patient day is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

There will be 1,300 cubic yards in the building, 632 in the linear accelerator vault.

There will be more than 1,100 tons of steel in the building and more than 200 tons in the bridge.

More than 1,600 individual windows will be installed in the building.

Construction and initial equipment for the center will cost about $53 million.