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The USA MCI Kilborn Clinic, opening July 5 in Fairhope, represents a major investment in the future of Fairhope and Baldwin County. With 14,000 square feet of space, the treatment center will be well equipped to keep pace with the demands of the rapidly growing Eastern Shore, MCI leaders say.
“We are committed to serving these communities with the latest in cancer care close to home,” said Dr. Michael A. Finan, director of MCI. “This location in the heart of Fairhope will also provide a convenient and spacious setting for patients.”
Named for attorney and philanthropist Vince Kilborn, the clinic is located on Fairhope Avenue between Plantation Pointe shopping center and the Baldwin County Courthouse annex. It houses nine exam rooms and 16 infusion recliners, with plans for a state-of-the-art radiation area by 2018. It doubles the space at MCI’s previous Fairhope location in the Thomas Hospital complex.
One of the fastest growing counties in Alabama, Baldwin added 21,444 residents between 2010 and 2016, bringing the total population for the sprawling county to 208,563, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. An estimated 19.2 percent of residents are 65 and older, an age that carries a greater risk for developing cancer, Finan said.
“We believe the Kilborn Clinic will be the go-to location for cancer care in Fairhope, Baldwin County and the region,” he said. “As part of an academic health system, it will provide cutting-edge treatment and a full range of supportive services.”
The University of South Alabama began construction on the treatment center in April 2016, bolstered by a $1.5 million gift by Kilborn, who cited his father’s death from pancreatic cancer as a main reason for his support.
The Kilborn Clinic is one of three MCI locations in south Alabama, along with MCI headquarters in Mobile and a treatment center at Monroe County Hospital in Monroeville.
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