Beam-signing Event Marks Milestone in St. Elizabeth Cancer Center Wednesday June 19, 2019 Edgewood, KY – St. Elizabeth Healthcare invites the community including patients, families, partners, St. Elizabeth associates, and anyone touched by cancer to become a lasting part of the new Cancer Center in Edgewood, Kentucky. All are welcome to sign the steel beam that will complete the structure of the new, five-story Cancer Center. The beam will be available to sign from June 17 - June 24 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 3B Cancer Care Entrance, 1 Medical Village Dr., Edgewood, Kentucky. “This Cancer Center is being built for the benefit of the community and with the support of the community,” says Garren Colvin, President and CEO of St. Elizabeth. “This final beam signifies the unity of people throughout our region who have come together to change the cancer outcome for our families, friends and future generations.” Kathy Jennings, Senior Vice President of Oncology Services at St. Elizabeth, invites anyone touched by cancer to sign the special beam, “This beam is a symbol of community and our commitment to fighting cancer in Northern Kentucky. I invite anyone who has been touched by cancer or had treatment at a St. Elizabeth facility to be a part of our future.” The $130 million Cancer Center project will help St. Elizabeth fulfill its ongoing vision of leading Northern Kentucky to becoming one of the healthiest communities in America and expand cancer prevention, genetic screening and treatment options in the region. Construction began on the new Cancer Center at the groundbreaking ceremony on August 9, 2018 which will open its doors to the public in 2020. The Cancer Center will lead the way in personalized cancer care through: Precision medicine and genomic health to directly target cancer cells and improve outcomes in cancer treatment. Increased education, screening and prevention services in Northern Kentucky, helping to identify cancers sooner, and save more lives. Clinical research with access to more clinical trials. Providing a team of oncology experts working together so patients can receive the care they need all in one place. The most advanced technology in the region in the hands of experienced clinicians. On June 25, St. Elizabeth Healthcare will host a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony to commemorate a significant milestone achievement in the construction of the new 250,000 square-foot, five-story, Cancer Center. The topping out represents the setting of the final beam for the structure of the facility. It has taken more than 50,000+ man hours to reach this point in construction. The mission of the project is evident from the moment that you walk on the construction site. Turner Construction, the construction manager for the project, has constructed a building life tent for the construction team that features a 15 foot-long banner with dedication ribbons hung to honor those who have been impacted by cancer. “It is important that we keep the mission of creating a world-class cancer center at the forefront of our minds,” said David Spaulding, Vice President & General Manager for Turner. “Each day before our tradesmen and women hit the ground running our team takes a moment to reflect on the direct impact the quality of our work will have on the environment that will be created for highly sensitive patients. We take great pride in building not only with our heads and our hands but with our hearts and ensuring all of those involved on the project understand our impact.” Garren Colvin commented “It has been incredible to see the progress that has been made in such a short time and to witness the team cohesively work together to bring this building up from the ground. We look forward to seeing the transformation continue to take shape.” Learn more about the new Cancer Center and monitor the progress of the construction at stelizabeth.com/cancer-center.