Even as we prioritize our attention on day-to-day patient care and clinical research, we continue to push the boundaries towards improvement. We are seeing progress on many fronts.
Site prep is underway for the 10,000-sq.-ft. addition of a single-room proton therapy gantry and cyclotron. We have relocated a water main to accommodate the expansion, and construction of the foundation will begin shortly after all site work is completed.
Pencil Beam Scanning
System upgrades are progressing and pencil beam scanning (PBS) is now being used on a limited basis. We anticipate that we will be using PBS on a full-time basis in one of our gantries within the next two months. PBS is a method of delivering the proton beam that will enable us to treat more types of cancers.
We recently refinanced our debt and secured municipal bonds that will help reduce our annual interest expense and provide the funds needed to cover costs of the expansion.
Be on the lookout next month for a new advertising campaign. Radio commercials will begin this month and television ads in November.
Stuart L. Klein