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Building for the Cure


Completed just more than a year ago, the new SECU Cancer Center at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, was awarded LEED Gold certification in April 2012, making it the third Gold-certified cancer center in the United States and the largest certified facility of its kind in the state. Construction on the $38 million, 120,000-square-foot center was funded in part by a $5 million grant provided by the State Employees’ Credit Union for which the center was named.

Garrett Shreffler, a project manager for the Facility Project Management Department at Mission Health, says the planning for the cancer center began in late 2006. “At the time, the center was in conjunction with our master plan for the Biltmore Avenue Campus,” he says. “After numerous site studies and programming efforts, we started . . . construction in April 2010.”

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