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Grand Opening of Radiation Oncology Center in Moses Lake

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Grand Opening of Radiation Oncology Center in Moses Lake

Grand Opening of Radiation Oncology Center in Moses Lake

Confluence Health is excited to announce the grand opening of its new radiation oncology center in Moses Lake—and you’re invited! Join senior leaders from Confluence Health—along with representatives of the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation and community members—for a grand opening celebration taking place on October 7, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the new facility located at 905 E. Hill Ave. in Moses Lake.

With a size of nearly 7,000 square feet situated on 1.5 acres, the new radiation oncology center provides a more complete offering for cancer care in Grant County and surrounding areas. Patients undergoing radiation therapy often need treatment five days a week for several consecutive weeks, which previously required them to travel to Wenatchee, Seattle, Spokane or the Tri-Cities to receive care. If those patients are going to do their best to live a “life outside of cancer” during their treatment, they need treatment options close to their homes and workplaces. Through this new radiation oncology center, Confluence Health can provide full spectrum cancer care in Moses Lake and neighboring communities so patients can travel less and stay closer to home.

The journey toward constructing this new facility began in the early 1990s, when a retired United Airlines pilot named Howard and his wife, Lois, moved to Moses Lake and were surprised to discover the lack of a local treatment center to care for her cancer. After Lois passed away in the late 1990s, Howard championed the idea of a cancer treatment center located in the Columbia Basin, which culminated in the formation of the Moses Lake Cancer Foundation in the year 2000. This was the beginning of what is currently known as the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation. In 2017, after recognizing that both Confluence Health and the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation shared similar missions and visions, the two organizations combined efforts to raise funds and build a facility to meet the radiation oncology needs of our community.