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posted: 11/29/2012 5:15 PM

$39 million cancer care center opening in Lisle

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DuPage Medical Group's new Lisle facility will open to patients on Monday.

The $39 million, three-story, 95,000-square-foot facility will offer cancer treatment, primary and specialty care, an immediate care center and advanced diagnostics.

The center is located at 430 Warrenville Road, just west of I-355, and fills one of the last vacant parcels along Lisle's corporate corridor.

It's expected to employ 350 people, including the doctors in rotation.

Lisle spokeswoman Catherine Schuster said the development is significant for the village not only for health care, but for economic development.

"We are still in what we would call somewhat troubling economic times," she said. "To have a development of this nature move forward in these times is outstanding.

"We will have a new employee base coming to the community, as well as patients, and we believe people will also shop and dine here," Schuster said.

The new facility is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center, in an effort to bring university-level cancer care to DuPage County and the Western suburbs.

The agreement includes using the cancer center as part of a broader affiliation that includes patient care, research and educational programs and electronic health information systems.

The two-wing building will include one dedicated to cancer outpatient diagnosis and treatment and the other focused on primary care, specialty and advanced diagnostic services.

DuPage Medical Group is an independent physician group practice comprised of more than 333 physicians who care for roughly 375,000 patients at 45 offices.

Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Rush has a medical staff of about 890 with about 35,000 patient admissions a year.

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