Henry Ford Health System to Open Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion in Detroit

Henry Ford Health System is working diligently to finalize construction on their new Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, which is scheduled to open July 2020 in Detroit. This is part of Henry Ford Health System’s larger initiative to contribute to the fight against cancer by building an innovative cancer treatment facility and healing center to provide world-class care for patients in need. This facility will focus on precision medicine, pancreatic cancer, and brain cancer. The space will also be used for research, clinical trials, and improved support for patients and families.

Facility highlights will include:

    • Natural light from six-stories of glass windows on both ends of the building
    • Gathering places for support groups, yoga classes, music, and art therapy
    • Lounge areas with computer access
    • A shaded terrace on the third floor
    • Plenty of parking space

One of the largest in the country, Henry Ford Health System’s cancer program currently treats nearly 5,000 new cancer patients each year. With this new facility, the health system will be able to provide person-centered cancer treatment and support services to even more patients and families.

Services include extended weekday and weekend hours, on-site exercise, nutrition, and wellness planning, counseling services, and nurse navigators who specialize in specific cancer types. In addition, this facility will allow all the patient’s cancer doctors to work together on the same floor. Read the full list of services here.

This $500 million project is supported by a $20 million donation from Detroit businessman and philanthropist, Mort Harris, in honor of his late wife Brigitte. For more information about the Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, visit henryford.com/cancer.