Now that it's no longer seeking to buy Detroit Riverview Hospital, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, will build a new structure at its current location that will consist of six operating rooms.
Karmanos became an independent entity from the Detroit Medical Center in 2005 but continues to operate on its main midtown campus.
The cancer institute was planning to build a $95 million hospital on DMC campus. But slow fundraising efforts forced Karmanos to scale back to a $47 million plan, the Detroit Free Press reported today.
Karmanos announced April 24 that it planned to buy Riverview and renovate it for use as a clinical center beginning in the fall of 2008. But a judge last week ruled in favor of DMC, which sued to block its longtime cancer partner from moving.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Gershwin Drain agreed with DMCs claims that the move would break a contract that obligates Karmanos to remain at the hospital system's main campus. After the ruling, both institutions promised to continue their partnership. -- by the Associated Press