In recognition of the dedication to cancer research and treatment by the late James T. and Elsa U. Pardee, the future Cancer Center at MyMichigan Medical Center Midland will be named in their honor. The naming is made possible by combined gifts by both the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation and Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation. Groundbreaking for the James T. and Elsa U. Pardee Cancer Center (Pardee Cancer Center) is scheduled for spring 2022. The $61.5 million, 115,000 square-foot project is expected to take two years to complete.
“Supporting the naming of the Cancer Center was deeply important to both of our Foundations. Never have either of our organizations funded a bricks and mortar project so important and consistent with the aims of our Foundations,” said Gail E. Lanphear, president of the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation and board chair of the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation.