Stewart Cancer Center opens Monday at Boone Hospital Center

Monday, January 6, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 11:51 p.m. CST, Monday, January 6, 2014

COLUMBIA— The Stewart Cancer Center will open Monday at Boone Hospital Center. It is founded by former MU men's basketball coach Norm Stewart and his wife, Virginia.

Both Stewarts have faced cancer surgeries.The couple said they hope patients can identify with the challenges they faced during their illnesses, according to the Boone Hospital Center website.

The inpatient unit is located on the sixth floor of the south tower and includes 32 private patient rooms. The center offers services including screening, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitative and hospice care. Construction was estimated to cost $7.2 million.

Norm Stewart is also the founder of Coaches vs. Cancer, which has raised more than $87 million to combat cancer.

The grand opening ceremony scheduled for Sunday was canceled due to inclement weather.


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