PEWAUKEE, WI—ProHealth Care has said it plans to build a new $70 million new cancer center here on a 14-acre site along Pewaukee Road, just north of the Interstate 94 interchange.

The new ProHealth building is expected to encompass about 116,000 sq. ft. The system said in a statement that it is using the ProHealth Care Foundation will be seeking community support to help cover part of the cost of the project. The system expects to begin construction this fall and open the new cancer center in January 2015.

The center will incorporate diagnostic imaging technology with a separate entrance so that it can be used not only by cancer patients but also by other ProHealth patients who need imaging services. The diagnostics area will include ProHealth’s Center for Breast Care.

While the new cancer center will be the hub of ProHealth’s cancer program, the organization will continue to operate cancer centers at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and the D. N. Greenwald Center in Mukwonago, offering care close to home for patients in those areas. The outpatient cancer services now on the Waukesha Memorial Hospital campus will relocate to this new cancer center.

“Modern medicine is making great strides in cancer care, but cancer remains a difficult diagnosis, and our patients deserve the very best we can offer,” said Susan Edwards, ProHealth’s CEO. “With this project, we will be able to provide convenient, accessible, state-of-the-art care delivered in a way that exceeds expectations.”