Construction of Rocky Mountain Oncology’s Lander facility is ahead of schedule

(Lander, Wyo.) – Rocky Mountain Oncology’s construction of a new radiation facility in Lander is not only going well but is actually ahead of schedule.

“It looks like we’ll be done mid-summer,” Marketing Development Manager Stacey Ziedler said on Friday.

Originally, the team from Casper and Lander expected the new $2 million facility to be finished in the fall, but Ziedler said July is looking more realistic.

“We look forward to being the first to offer our patients additional diagnostic and treatment options not currently available in Fremont County,” said Dr. Joseph Rosen, Medical Oncologist at the August 2013 groundbreaking. “The addition of radiation oncology to our current list of services will enable us to further devote our efforts to the people of Wyoming and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to quality, patient-centered care.”

Ziedler said the construction team, led by James L. Davis Inc. of Florida, got the exterior of the building nearly finished by Christmas in order for work to be focused on the interior of the building during the coldest winter months. James L. Davis Inc., Ziedler said, is one of the country’s leading contractors certified to construct radiation vaults.

Throughout the construction of the building, Ziedler said services to patients have not been interrupted, but the team looks for to expanding its offerings this summer.

If everything continues as scheduled, construction should be complete by May 1. At that time interior operations setup will begin with a hopeful July end date.

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