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Published on August 26, 2010

Mercy chooses "all local" contractors to begin work on new Cancer Center

Ryan Companies, Rinderknecht Associates and OPN Architects selected


Mercy Medical Center has selected "all local" contractors in the design and development of its new Destination Cancer Center.  The Destination Cancer Center will offer fully integrated and patient-centered cancer treatment in a state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot facility on the Mercy campus and within the city's proposed Medical District.

In an effort to provide the highest quality, innovative facility, Mercy has chosen general contractors Rinderknecht Associates, Inc. and Ryan Companies to work together, along with architectural partner OPN Architects, on the $10.7 million project.  Newly-formed patient focus groups will provide valuable input on design for a truly patient-centered environment.

Scheduled to open in December 2011, the Destination Cancer Center will unite many of the area's finest cancer specialists – including physicians from Oncology Associates and Radiation Oncology of Cedar Rapids and others – within a single center.

The new facility will conveniently connect to Mercy's well-known and respected Hall Radiation Center at the corner of 10th Street and Fifth Avenue SE. It will offer patients access to leading-edge technologies and treatments, and includes Centers of Excellence for treating today's most prevalent cancers: breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, brain, kidney/bladder, gynecologic, hematologic (blood) and melanoma (skin).

Mercy expects to begin site work on the Destination Cancer Center this fall.

For more information on the Destination Cancer Center visit

About OPN Architects, Inc.

Founded in 1979, OPN Architects is a design-oriented architectural service firm practicing nation-wide, with experience including corporate, commercial, civic, community higher education, K-12 schools, public libraries, health care, and higher education. OPN's holistic approach to interior, building, site and sustainable design has earned design recognition from their peers as well as 4 LEED Gold and 3 Silver certified projects through the US Green Building Council.

About Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Ryan Companies US, Inc., a nationally recognized builder, designer, developer and real estate manager, has specialized in fully integrated solutions for more than 70 years. Ryan builds lasting relationships with a project delivery model based on full-service customized solutions and total collaboration – pairing the customer's needs and expectations with the talents of a team of developers, financiers, architects, engineers, constructors and property managers.

About Rinderknecht Associates Inc.

Rinderknecht Associates Inc. is an employee owned commercial general contractor whose roots in Cedar Rapids can be traced back to the 1880's. As a company, Rinderknecht dedicates itself to understanding and serving our customers' needs, striving to 'Add Value' to every project we build.