Ribbon-cutting, open house to be held for new Cancer & Blood Disorders Center

WHAT: A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be held for Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s new, $2.7 million Cancer & Blood Disorders Center. Officials and physicians from Driscoll, as well as Councilman John Marez, will participate in the ceremony. The Center is 40 percent larger than the previous space and will allow Driscoll to serve the growing population of South Texas children who need specialized hematology and oncology services. More than 160 children are served at the Center annually, and more than 40 new cancer patients are diagnosed there each year.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Friday, April 8

WHERE: Driscoll Children’s Hospital, 3533 S. Alameda St.