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New $65M Cancer Center Opens at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital PDF Print Email

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By Gina D'Angelo-Mullen, Thompson & Bender for NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital     


Nov. 30, 2016:  A new era of community-based health care was ushered in with the ribbon-cutting of a state-of-the-art surgical and oncology pavilion at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. 

Top hospital administrators, medical staff, and community and government leaders toured the new 36,000-square-foot space to learn about services offered at the new cancer center and surgical pavilion.

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The cancer center is a collaboration between Columbia University Medical Center and NYP/Lawrence Hospital and provides a comprehensive menu of services from prevention to diagnosis to advanced treatments and survivorship. 

New operating rooms will serve all of the inpatient surgical needs of the hospital. Radiation oncology, a new program for the hospital, includes a PET (positron emission tomography)/CT (computerized tomography) scan and a LINAC (linear accelerator) machine. The LINAC offers the most advanced linear accelerator available. A satellite laboratory and pharmacy are situated adjacent to the infusion therapy suite for an efficient flow.

Patients now have access to disease-specific management teams focused on areas such as breast, lung, and gynecologic cancer. The physician teams include cancer specialists who are members of the highly regarded NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester and ColumbiaDoctors faculty practices. Many of these physicians are members of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center--one of only three National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in New York State.

The physician teams, new technology, access to clinical trials, and disease-specific management teams elevate the level of care provided. Navigators assist patients through their treatment journeys, ensuring that they understand what is happening during each step of treatment and schedule follow-up appointments. Additional programs include enhanced support and survivorship programs, genetics counseling, nutrition care, pain management, and palliative care.

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Being a part of the NewYork-Presbyterian system has major benefits. The NYP Lawrence Cancer Center offers patients access to the most advanced treatment and clinical trials at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center in New York City. There is a true collaboration among the teams and, through video conferencing, patients can discuss treatment options and physicians can consult with colleagues without having to travel to the city.

"This center is a major expansion for NYP/Lawrence Hospital and allows us to provide all the services our patients need under one roof in their community," said NYP Lawrence Hospital president Michael J. Fosina. "More importantly, patients can receive those services from a top-notch team of physicians from NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, ColumbiaDoctors, community physicians, and staff members collaborating and focused on their individual plans of care."

The center was designed with the patient's overall comfort and experience in mind. The lower level houses radiation therapy for advanced medical imaging through a linear accelerator, a system for image-guided radiotherapy that combines functional and physical views, and a PET/CT scanner. 

The first floor includes a bright and open infusion center (with community, semi-private, and private treatment areas), pharmacy, lab, medical offices, and exam rooms. The second floor contains new operating rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, including a video integration system for use with robotic and laparoscopic surgeries. This suite will serve the hospital for all surgical needs and replace the current operating rooms. A tranquil rooftop garden completes the building, accessible to both patients and visitors.

"Coupled with our nationally recognized Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center, this new cancer center will continue to build upon and expand our services to provide outstanding care to our patients close to where they need it--home," said Maureen Killackey, M.D., FACS, FACOG, clinical director of the NYP/Lawrence cancer services and professor of medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, at Columbia University Medical Center. For more information, visit www.nyp.org/lawrence or call 914-787-1000.

Pictured here:  Members of the hospital staff and benefactors attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Photos courtesy Gina D'Angelo-Mullen, Thompson & Bender for NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital 

 

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