KRMC renames Cancer Center to honor Kingman businessman

Published by The Bee News

June 23, 2020

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Kingman, Arizona, June 23, 2020 – In recognition of a generous donation from a former Kingman resident and business owner, Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) has renamed its Cancer Center. It is now called the W L Nugent Cancer Center, named for William (Bill) Nugent.

Bill Nugent has donated accrued equity in a 60,000 sq. ft. building and associated land at 2110 Airway Avenue to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Nugent was a longtime resident of Kingman who contributed greatly to our community.  He graduated in 1970 with a degree from Cal Western University in San Diego and embarked on a career as a general contractor and real estate developer in Southern California. With family ties in the Kingman area dating back to the 1930s, he relocated W.L. Nugent Construction to Kingman in 1979. Here, he developed and built a wide variety of commercial and residential projects – including several residential subdivisions in the area.

“We are extremely grateful for Mr. Nugent’s generous donation,” said Ryan Kennedy, KRMC’s Chief Operating Officer. “We’re currently working to solidify plans for how we intend to make use of the Airway building.

Nugent’s donation honors his family members who died from cancer, including his grandmother, Rosa Miller; mother, Helen (Miller) Nugent; and uncle, Abe Miller.

“It is [my] sincere hope that this gift will help Kingman Regional Medical Center provide the best cancer care to the people of Kingman and Mohave County,” said Nugent.

Photo Caption: This image shows a prototype of signage for the W L Nugent Cancer Center to be installed at a later date.


About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance. ​

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