NEA Health Systems Announces Plans for New Cancer Center

OCTOBER 17, 2006 - Posted at 10:59 a.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - Officials and administrators with Jonesboro-based NEA Health System this morning announced plans to "expand its services by building a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center to serve patients in our region."

"This cancer center, appropriately named NEA Cancer Institute and Research Center, will truly be unlike any other in the state.  In order to better serve our patients, the center will house under one roof all specialists and technical services needed to conveniently care for the cancer patient," said CEO Jim Boswell.

The 25,000-square foot facility will include both radiation oncology and medical oncology facilities, and will be located on Apache Drive, across from the  NEA Medical Center.

K8 News will have more information tonight on K8 News at Six.