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  1. Region 4 & 5 of Texas has the highest incidences of cancer and the highest cancer mortality rates within the state. At the same time, these regions have the fewest number of oncologists per captita to manage the population. Consequently, 65 percent of all Tyler oncology patients seeking treatment leave the area.
  2. Mortality rates for chronic lung disease are also highest in East Texas, while death rates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have increased by 163 percent nationwide.
  3. We have been recently recognized by legislators as having the Family Medicine Residency Program with the largest number of graduating physicians electing to stay both in our region and in the state of Texas.

The academic center is necessary to expand and build upon our existing strengths in cancer care, lung disease, and to address the statewide shortage of family medicine physicians.

  • UT Health Northeast proposes to build an 81,000 sq ft, three story Academic Center.
  • First floor medical and radiation oncology center. UT Health Northeast is currently working with MD Anderson on the project scope, which will be designed to accommodate collaborative clinical research projects.
  • Second floor expanded Familiy Practice clinic and FM residency space.
  • Third floor Library, Educational Auditorium and Classrooms.
  • Total Project Cost: $67,000,000
  • Phase 1 of construction will cost $42,000,000. Will include shelling all three floors and build-out of the cancer treatment center.
  • Phase 2 will finish out the second and third floors and include a two level lobby pavilion connecting the Academic Center and the existing hospital at a cost of $25,000,000.

Total Project Cost:

Tuition Revenue Bonds (TRB) – Committed by UT System 21,000,000
Permanent University Funds (PUF) – Requesting $10 M 24,000,000
Philanthropy, Revenue Finance System, Local Funds 17,000,000
Total 67,000,000

Economic Impact
Economic Impact of Phase I construction and first year of operations (using a 7x multiplier) is $492 million. Year 7 operational impact is projected to be $78.4 million.

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