It was a heartfelt morning on Jan. 17, as Jerad Hanlon, Chief Operating Officer of Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC), took the podium to welcome everyone to the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Rev. Grady Powell, a member of the SRMC Board of Trustees, led the audience in prayer. Mayor Brian Moore followed with a message of faith and hope.
The development of Southside Regional Medical Arts Pavilion was not only important to the town of Petersburg, it was important to the parties that collaborated to make this project such a success.
The project’s developer, Rendina, has had its own struggles with cancer. In 2006 the company’s founder lost his fight with brain cancer. In 2011 the President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard M. Rendina, overcome his battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The Southside Regional Medical Arts Pavilion is home to SRMC’s new Cancer Center. With the collaboration of Virginia Cancer Institute (VCI), Southside Regional Medical Arts Pavilion offers oncology services ranging from imaging and examination, to infusion and radiation treatment. The pavilion has doubled the space available for these services and it houses state-of-the-art oncology treatment technology, including two Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators and a GE LightSpeed 4D CT scanner.
The doors to the $10 million, two-story, 32,500 square foot medical office building are now open and the services are up and operating. The new facility is located adjacent to the hospital at 200 Medical Park Blvd. in Petersburg.
The development of the project was a success due to the collaborative leadership effort from the hospital, the Board of Trustees, Community Health Systems, Rendina, Davis Stokes Collaborative and VIRTEXCO.