Greater Cincinnati hospital to build $35M cancer center

    Highpoint Health was known as Dearborn County Hospital until rebranding last year (Highpoint Health)

    CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - Highpoint Health plans to build a cancer center in Southeast Indiana that could cost up to $35 million, and Lawrenceburg City Council has pledged $5 million to boost its capital campaign.

    Highpoint, which was known as Dearborn County Hospital until rebranding last year, has raised a total of $5.5 million so far via the Hearing, Helping, Healing Campaign.

    The 144-bed hospital continues to be owned by Dearborn County, but it’s funded by the medical services provided to the community. Highpoint receives no recurring revenue from government sources.

    “For years it has been a dream of those associated with the hospital to construct a state-of-the-art cancer center in Dearborn County,” said Michael Schwebler, CEO of Highpoint Health. “Now, this dream will soon be a reality. The center’s patients will have access to the highest level of ... diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services.”

    Northern Kentucky-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare already operates a cancer center in the Highpoint Health Professional Building adjacent to the hospital in Dearborn County. St. Elizabeth and Highpoint Health are in discussions about bringing additional cancer-related services closer to residents of Southeast Indiana.

    To learn more about plans for the cancer center, read the full story from the Cincinnati Business Courier.

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