The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center won't open for months, but Tuesday night, dozens of people watched as the C.L. Werner hospital sign lit up for the first time.
The cancer center honored the C.L. Werner foundation, that donated a large sum for the hospital's construction. The hospital will have more than 100 hospital beds and will provide 24-hour chemo therapy.
It will also offer the latest X-Ray therapy technology in the region.
Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center says, this hospital will make Nebraska more prominent in the clinical and research aspect of cancer.
The chancellor also says this will aid in economic development for the city, and create more jobs for those in the medical field.
In addition, the hospital will focus on creating more family-friendly spaces for patients and their families, so they can spend time together during treatment.
The hospital is set to open in early 2017.