Advanced Medical Care Comes to the Mall

Aug 11, 2016


You may not think of a shopping mall as a place to receive advanced medical care. But next year, that’s exactly what’s coming to Pearl Ridge.  Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

If you’ve been to Pearlridge’s Downtown phase, you may be familiar with the Ross Dress for Less location built into the ground floor of the adjacent parking garage. Expect something completely different by late 2017. The space is being redeveloped into a cancer treatment center as a joint project of Hawaii Pacific Health and the Cancer Center of Hawaii.

It’s an extension of neighboring Pali Momi hospital’s clinical services and will allow cancer patients to receive coordinated care and support services in one location. The hospital had been constrained by space limitations so leaped at the chance to take over the Ross location.

Construction starts this month on the first phase of the project, to conclude in October 2017. This phase includes radiation oncology therapy, physician offices, a conference center and patient common areas.

A second phase will open in September 2018, to offer infusion services.  The center will employ 30 physicians and support staff and It joins two other locations run by the Cancer Center of Hawaii, in Liliha and Ewa Beach.