Garden City Hospital in Austin opens its doors to people with cancer
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Garden City Health Center in Austin has opened its doors for people with lung cancer.
The hospital in Austin opened Wednesday and is located in the basement of the former U.S. Bank Tower, which was demolished to make way for the new U.K. Embassy in 2021.
The facility is designed to accommodate people with advanced cancer and provides free cancer screenings and a number of other services, including a free-of-charge gastroenterology clinic.
“We want to be here as long as we can,” said Dr. Mike Jones, the hospital’s medical director.
“We want people to come and have a healthy, meaningful life, and hopefully they can stay in Austin and come back to us.”
The hospital is the latest in a long line of health facilities to open in Austin.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Austin was the first to open its doors in Austin in 2010.
The Austin-Bergstrom Cancer Center opened its door in 2017 and is a joint venture between UT Health, Texas Children’s Hospital, and the University of North Texas.
The new Garden City is located at the corner of Main and Austin streets in Austin’s downtown, just steps from the UT Medical Center, the University Health System and the UT Health Science Park.
“Our goal is to be a model for other hospitals,” Jones said.
“The idea of going from this new health facility to another hospital is pretty amazing.
It’s an amazing opportunity to serve the needs of the community.”
Jones and other leaders from the Austin Community Hospital Association met with the city to talk about the new hospital’s opening.
He said the group has worked hard to find ways to connect to the community, which has a lot of needs.
“You get a lot more people from outside the community,” he said.
The group is also seeking help from other organizations to connect with cancer patients.
Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler recently announced the creation of the Austin Cancer Center.
The center is located near UT Health in a renovated former U-Haul truck bay, which is part of the city’s new downtown arena.
The facility opened in February, and is expected to be fully operational by 2019.
Garden City Health Center in Austin has opened its doors for people with lung cancer.The hospital in Austin opened Wednesday…