Asante Rogue Regional Cancer Center Construction Updates - Asante

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Cost: $64 million

Size: 80,160 square feet

Location: East of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, with access from Barnett Road and Doctors Park Drive

Duration: Groundbreaking celebration was held in February 2020. Official opening: Jan. 17, 2022 (grand opening to be held once conditions allow)

Funding: AsanteForward is raising $10 million to support the cancer center. Visit for more information.

Community leaders donate $5 million for cancer care

Mary and Dick Heimann, community leaders and philanthropists, made a life-changing gift to the people in Southern Oregon who need cancer care. The Heimanns' $5 million gift to Asante Foundation — the largest donation in Asante’s history — gives the new cancer center its name.

Take the tour

Christian Gold Stagg of Asante Foundation leads an insider's tour of the Heimann Cancer Center.

Drone footage, Aug. 30, 2021

See how the Heimann Cancer Center is shaping up in anticipation of its January 2022 opening.

Visions of the future

Artists' renderings show what the center will look like once it's finished.

Drone footage, 2020

This drone footage from Adroit Construction, our contractor on the project, was taken in July and updated in October 2020.

Inside the vaults

Project Manager Ron Slack takes us inside the fortified rooms for radiation machines underneath the cancer center.

Groundbreaking ceremony, Feb. 29, 2020

Ginny Hicks

Ginny's story

When Ginny received her lung cancer diagnosis, she thought there must be a mistake. The former teacher and principal had never smoked – something nearly 18% of people with this illness have in common.

Ginny decided to make it her mission to educate others about this prevalent illness.

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location of Asante Rogue Regional Cancer Center

Fun Facts

The Mary and Dick Heimann Cancer Center contains:

  • 4,500 cubic yards of concrete — enough to pour a 5-foot-wide sidewalk from the project site to Ashland
  • 200 tons of rebar in the concrete, the weight of a 747 airplane
  • 665 tons (1.3 million pounds) of steel, the weight of three 747 airplanes


  • Private spaces with expansive views for infusion patients
  • Expanded nurse navigator and social work programs to help guide patients through treatment
  • Support services, including diagnostic imaging, retail pharmacy, laboratory and nutrition
  • Complementary care, including support groups, oncological massage and donation resource center
  • Office space for specialists to consult with patients and their families
  • Telemedicine, bone marrow clinic and gynecological oncology