KIRKLAND, Wash., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EvergreenHealth and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) today announced the grand opening of Halvorson Cancer Center, a bold collaboration that brings national-quality cancer care to patients, families and the greater community. Located on the EvergreenHealth campus in Kirkland, Wash., the new 26,000 square-foot state-of-the-art center houses a comprehensive range of cancer care and supporting services designed to bring patients and providers together in a warm and comforting environment that eases anxiety and promotes healing. The grand opening – slated for Saturday, March 30 – culminates more than a year of fundraising, planning, construction, and collaboration with patients, families and providers to design a comfortable, convenient space for care and healing. The community celebration will dedicate the new center to the patients, families and surrounding community who believe in the center's promise to offer a place " where hope lives." The community is invited to join EvergreenHealth and SCCA in celebrating the Halvorson Cancer Center, and to experience the new facility at a special open house on Saturday, March 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can take self-guided tours of the center, located at 12040 NE 128 th Street at the EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland. Complimentary parking is available, and light refreshments will be served. The collaboration between EvergreenHealth and SCCA represents a growing trend among forward-thinking healthcare organizations seeking to extend high-quality care through innovative use of collaboration. The center's cancer specialists collaborate in developing care plans to achieve optimal outcomes through a range of treatments, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, combination therapies, surgery, palliative care, rehab, and supportive care. For patients, the center also offers increased convenience with a single registration point for all services and treatments.