Officials with Cheyenne Regional Medical Center say work on the hospital's new cancer center is right on schedule.

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation Executive Director Steve Stone says the mild winter weather that has been prevalent recently has been helpful because it has allowed construction to continue at a brisk pace through the winter months. He says the $40 million, 40,300 square foot facility is currently slated to open on November 15th.

Hospital officials say the new center will include state-of-the art equipment, including a Linear Accelerator at a cost of $3.6 million. The accelerator is essentially a radiation machine that can target only a tumor without  damaging surrounding healthy tissue, according to hospital officials.