(Lander, Wyo.) – Fremont County residents battling cancer might not need to travel to Casper for radiation treatment any longer. Rocky Mountain Oncology Center has officially begun to treat patients in its new radiation wing in Lander.
Construction of the approximately $2-million, 10,033-square-foot facility began in late August 2013. The construction was led by James L. Davis Inc. of Florida, reportedly one of the country’s leading contractors certified to construct radiation vaults.
“We are pleased to offer our patients radiation oncology services,” said Dr. Robert Tobin, radiation oncologist at RMOC, in a news release. “RMOC has been providing medical oncology (chemotherapy) services in Fremont County for over 15 years. The new wing enables us to further devote our efforts to the people of Fremont County and provide the quality and expert care for which our team is known.”
RMOC’s multidisciplinary team consists of board-certified radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and physicists. Specially trained administrators, social workers, nutritionists and medical assistants also serve patients. The facility is located on Shrine Club Road.
An open house for the public to view the facility will be scheduled for later this summer.