New Cancer Center now has name and some funding

Diana Crawford
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - The medical complex in Amarillo is constantly growing and now another facility will soon be on the horizon.

Today organizers of the expansion campaign announced in just four months, $6 million have been donated to the project, requiring 25 million to be completed.

While the current Harrington Cancer Center has been in service for 30 years, Dr. Paul Hancock says a new one is necessary because it's getting to be standing room only. He says, "The expansion of the cancer center will provide all new patient care facilities for the patients of the Harrington Cancer Center. Currently we have outgrown our space, our patients are much too crowded in the space we are trying to care for them."

Dr. Hancock says ground breaking can begin once half the money, or about $12.5 million dollars is reached. He is confident this can happen sometime this year.

Dr. Hancock says the current building will not be knocked down, but used as office space and meeting rooms. The new facility will be named the Harold and Joyce Courson Clinic, after a Perryton couple who donated $1 million to the project.