HAMPTON, Va.-Sentara Cancer Institute-Peninsula will open a $1.1 million, 7,000-square-foot medical building on Coliseum Drive this fall. Sentara officials said they expect to treat more than 300 patients in 1997 at the new Hampton Center. It will offer bone marrow transplants, isotope therapy and special treatment for prostate cancer patients. "The institute in Hampton offers access to research and support groups and prevention and a whole range of service s," said company spokeswoman Patti Forrester. Sentara officials hope the facility, which will have the only linear accelerator used for radiation in Hampton, will draw patients from Newport News, York County, Hampton and Poquoson. Williamsburg Community Hospital and Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News are opening a $3 million cancer treatment center in Williamsburg in September. Riverside Regional already treats about 1,000 patients with radia tion yearly.
HAPEVILLE, Ga. Emory/Cigna HealthCare Center opened last month Julynear the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport to serve Delta Air Lines employees and Cigna enrollees. The 11,600-square-foot primary-care center will be staffed by phys icians employed by Emory University System of Health Care in Atlanta. The center also will offer general health, occupational health and flight medicine. As part of its cost-cutting plan, Delta also has created a point-of-service plan and PPO network in 16 cities where its 74,000 employees work.