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Cancer Center at NYP/Lawrence Hospital Remains Closed PDF Print Email


By Carol P. Bartold


Oct. 5, 2016: More than five years after then-Lawrence Hospital center presented plans to the village to build its cancer center and surgery pavilion, the completed wing at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital sits unopened.

Hospital officials have indicated that the state-of-the art facilities, most recently scheduled to open in the summer, await final state approval before the wing can be opened to begin serving patients.

No date has been announced for the cancer center and surgery pavilion opening.

The new wing, when opened, will bring NewYork-Presbyterian level care, at one time available only in New York City, to the Westchester patient base, stated Michael Forsina, president of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, last May while giving a tour of the facility. "It's adding a level of care to lower Westchester that does not exist today," he said. "The cancer center and the operating rooms are going to be a tremendous boost for patient care and access in the local community."

The three-story 40,591-square-foot addition to the hospital houses state-of-the-art operating rooms and a recovery facility on the top floor, an expanded oncology infusion therapy suite on the second floor, and a below-ground radiation oncology treatment center.

John Evanko, MD, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs, stated that the oncology suite has been designed to make treatment as pleasant as possible for patients.

Citing a critical need to update its small operating rooms and establish the capacity to offer expanded oncology infusion therapy along with radiation therapy, then-Lawrence Hospital appeared before the Bronxville Planning Board late in 2010 with its initial application and site plan, hoping to begin construction in 2011.

After several revisions to the site plan, the Bronxville Zoning Board of Appeals granted the necessary variances in October of 2012 and the planning board approved the final site plan in December of that year.

The cancer center and surgery pavilion was cleared for construction in March of 2014 after an Article 78 petition filed by Alger Court residents in January of 2013 was denied. In January of 2013, several Alger Court residents filed an Article 78 petition, which sought to nullify the Bronxville Planning Board's approval of the site plan. The petition was denied and the cancer center and surgery pavilion was cleared for construction in March of 2014.

Pictured here:  The new cancer center on the far right, which remains unopened.

Photo by A. Warner

 

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NYP's Executive VP & COO Laura Forese has been quoted in the press stating that NYP Lawrence would be opening "eight new operating rooms and many, many other innovations". The final cost of the project has been publicized by hospital officials as being $60M.

The plan that was brought before the NYS DOH and approved by the Bronxville Planning Board in 2012 called for six operating rooms at a cost of approximately $35M.

Either Ms. Forese misspoke about the number of operating rooms or they really did build eight rather than six and this is the reason why NYP Lawrence has not been issued final approval.

It would be nice if someone would clear up the reason for the $25M discrepancy in cost and the lengthy delay in approval but we're not holding our breath.
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