Wanda McCargar was all smiles on Tuesday, Feb. 21, as she looked across the newly remodeled second-floor infusion center at the Patty & George Hoag Cancer Center in Newport Beach.

Diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer nearly two years ago, infusion rooms are where McCargar has spent a good chunk of her time.

On Tuesday, Hoag Hospital’s newly renovated, three-story cancer center reopened to its first patients in 18 months, bringing cancer care under one roof and taking advantage of streamlined cooperation and collaboration between doctors, surgeons, researchers and pathologists, as well as new cutting-edge technologies. During the renovations, its programs had been spread throughout the hospital campus in temporary spaces.