Don Capaforte, director of Angel Medical Foundation, spoke at the Franklin Kiwanis meeting recently about the new Nantahala Outpatient Center on the Depot Street Extension in Franklin that is expected to be completed by May 2014.
The facility will include a cancer center and will increase the number of chemotherapy infusion stations to 14 from the current five at Angel Medical Center (AMC) which will be located on the second floor. A wound clinic, antibiotic treatment, and occupational therapy will be located on the first floor. Colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures will be on the third floor.
There are several ways the community can help support the center. A breast cancer awareness T-shirt designed by local youth, Michael Vargas whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer is for sale for $25. Memorial bricks can also be purchased in honor or memory of someone special. A Chick-fil-A fundraiser benefiting the Cancer Care Fund will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For more information and orders, call Outpatient Medicine (828)349-4216.