About Harrington Cancer Center

The Cancer Center began with the purpose of bringing cancer care home to the High Plains by making available and accessible state-of-the-art early detection, diagnosis and treatment while maintaining a standard of fiscal integrity. The Cancer Center remains dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care, cancer education and research to continually raise the standard of cancer care in this area.

The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center began as the first facility in the region dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer and blood diseases in our communities through patient care, cancer education and research. Built by the people of the High Plains to serve the needs of cancer patients who formerly had to travel hundreds of miles for cancer treatment, The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center serves the people of Amarillo, the surrounding 26 county Texas Panhandle, eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, southeast Colorado and southwest Kansas.

Harrington Cancer Center opened its doors in September 1981 as the answer to a dream for Don & Sybil Harrington's concern about the exodus of Panhandle citizens for cancer care.  In her capacity as President of the Don & Sybil Harrington Foundation, and with an initial gift of $3 million, Mrs. Harrington was able to inspire volunteers and donors to make the dream a reality.

In 2006, Harrington Cancer Center affiliated with BSA Health System to continue the goal that Sybil Harrington envisioned; providing a perpetual and sustainable top quality cancer treatment facility for the people of the Texas Panhandle and surrounding area.

We continue to honor the great tradition of The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center. Sybil Harrington's vision was that comprehensive cancer services should be available in the Panhandle so that people in West Texas do not have to leave the area for cancer care. That continues to be our vision.