St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute in Nampa expanding

Posted at 2:32 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 16:32:07-04

NAMPA — St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute in Nampa is practically bursting at the seams; seeing nearly 16,000 patients every year in a space designed for 8,300.
Now, they're talking expansion.

The lot sitting next to the main st. Luke's hospital in Nampa is the future home for the 42,000 square foot cancer care facility if they reach their fund-raising goal.

They're planning to double the size of the current facility, projecting 3,000 more patients by 2022.

The added space will allow for complete care, and the facility will have the state's first physical therapy gym inside.

"This building will allow us to have that care, allow us to be a more central location, so that patients in Caldwell, in Middleton, in Star have care closer to home," said the director of major and planned gifts for t. Luke's Christen Wilmer.

They're hoping to meet their goal of $375,00, and are currently at $300,000. The construction begins in August 2020 if funding goals are met.