Provision Healthcare LLC, a vertically integrated company that manufactures proton therapy systems and owns and operates the cancer centers it develops, will build a 40,000-square-foot proton therapy center and a 90,000-square-foot medical office building on 11.5 acres adjacent to Renner Corporate Centre I at 95th Street and Renner Boulevard. The Knoxville, Tenn.-based health care organization will break ground this fall on an approximately $100 million proton therapy and cancer treatment center in Lenexa.
Proton therapy is an advanced form of targeted radiation treatment using protons rather than X-rays to attack cancerous tumors through a precisely targeted treatment. Provision projects approximately 1,000 patients per year will be treated at the proton center in Johnson County. Douglass said at capacity, the proton center will require about 80 employees.In addition to the proton therapy center, the company plans to build a three-story medical office building, which will include complementary cancer services like diagnostic imaging, medical oncology and men and women’s health services.