Here is a brief history of the Comprehensive Cancer Center project:

  • Announced Jan. 18, 2012
  • Swanson Hall occupants relocated by June 2013
  • Swanson Hall demolition to begin in July 2013
  • Construction to begin in fall 2013
  • Completion estimated in 2016
  • The Comprehensive Cancer Center will encompass one large building that will foster collaborations between all health professionals.
    • One piece of the campus will focus on basic and translational research; another will house up to 108 inpatient hospital beds, all dedicated to cancer patients; while a third will include a multidisciplinary outpatient cancer treatment center.
    • The Comprehensive Cancer Center will be built directly east of the Durham Research Center towers on the west end of the Medical Center campus.
    • A second building, an ambulatory (general outpatient) care clinic, will be constructed to provide much needed outpatient clinic space. A multidisciplinary, clinical enterprise team is evaluating the future needs on the main campus, as well as in west and south Omaha, and the size and location of the ambulatory facility will be decided upon conclusion of that analysis.
    • Total square feet: 577,000 (includes just cancer facility)
    • Total cost: $370 million
    • Expected to create 1,200 new jobs on campus generate $100 million in new payroll. It also will create another 3,457 ongoing indirect jobs. In addition, 4,800 jobs would be provided during construction.