The Memorial Health Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) is located in Savannah, Georgia. We were named in honor of Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson in 2001, after their generosity made it possible to build a new facility for our cancer services.
The ACI provides cancer screening, diagnosis, surgery, medical oncology(chemotherapy), radiation oncology, support services, and long-term follow-up. The ACI also features:
- The only children's cancer program in the region
- The region's first practice devoted exclusively to breast health
- The region's first gynecologic oncology services
- Academic medicine in which resident physicians work alongside experienced doctors to provide the very latest treatments
- Original cancer research conducted in an on-site laboratory in collaboration with scientists at Mercer University School of Medicine
- Access to an array of clinical trials
- Nurse navigators to help guide patients and their families through the treatment process
How We Care For People
The ACI has disease management teams specializing in breast, colorectal, urology, melanoma, thoracic, head and neck, upper gastrointestinal, and gynecological cancers. These teams combine the talents of surgeons, physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals. They meet regularly to determine how to best meet the needs of our patients. Newly diagnosed cases are discussed at site-specific tumor conferences, where teams review treatment plans to ensure patients are receiving proven standards of care.
We practice patient and family centered care. That means we encourage patient and family participation in the care process. This model of care emphasizes dignity, respect, and information sharing.
Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson
Curtis Anderson is a retired investment banker who lives in Savannah with his wife Elizabeth (Libba). Anderson served in the U.S. Navy and then spent 19 years in the corporate and investment banking field. In 1986, he founded Anderson Capital Corporation, a privately held venture capital company. In addition to his work at Anderson Capital Corporation, Anderson served as president and chief operating officer for the Kuhlman Corporation in Savannah from 1994 to 1999.
Like many people, the Andersons were impacted by cancer. They watched close friends leave the Savannah area to find the latest cancer treatments. Together, they vowed to do whatever they could to bring a world-class cancer treatment center to Savannah. They worked with Memorial Health University Medical Center to develop the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute.
Curtis and Libba continue to advocate and raise funds for cancer treatment and research programs. They have helped to recruit some of the finest doctors and scientists to the region. The team at Memorial Health University Medical Center is proud to be associated with the Andersons, and we cannot thank them enough for their kindness and generosity.