Nov 22, 2016
BRONXVILLE, NY - 

A new era of community-based healthcare was ushered in with the ribbon-cutting of astate-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 NewYork-PresbyterianLawrence. The cancer center,is a collaboration between Columbia University Medical Center, our academic partner, 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 MedicalGroupWestchester 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. These 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.

Being a part of the NewYork-Presbyterian system has major benefits. The NYPLawrence Cancer Center offers patients access to the most advanced treatment and clinical trials at NewYork-PresbyterianColumbia UniversityMedical Center’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. There is a true collaboration among the teams and through advances such as 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 NYPLawrence Hospital and allows us to provide all the services our patients need under one roof in their community,” said NYPLawrence Hospital president Michael J. Fosina. “More importantly, patients can receive those services from a top-notch team of physicians from NewYork-Presbyterian Medical GroupWestchester, 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 all radiation therapy for advanced medical imaging througha linear accelerator, a system for image-guided radiotherapy that combines the functional and physical views, and a PET/CT scanner. The first floor includes a bright and open infusion center (with community, semi-private, 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 for of the NYPLawrence cancer services and Professor, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Columbia University Medical Center.

To learn more about cancer services at NYPLawrence or to schedule an appointment, visit www.nyp.org/lawrencecancer.

About NewYork-PresbyterianLawrence Hospital

Founded in 1909, NewYork-PresbyterianLawrence Hospital has a long and well-established history of providing superior healthcare to the residents of southern Westchester County and its surrounding communities. The 288-bed hospital joined the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network in 2014 and offers a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a renovated Maternity Department and an Emergency Department providing emergency care to approximately 42,000 people annually. A new, state-of-the-art comprehensive Cancer Center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons with Commendation, offers infusion, radiation therapy and support services. NYPLawrence provides additional support and care to area residents through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical GroupWestchester, a multispecialty physician practice, as well as ColumbiaDoctors. For more information, visit www.nyp.org/lawrence or call 914-787-1000.

About NewYork-Presbyterian

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Herbert and Florence Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and clinical innovation.

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia.NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.

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About ColumbiaDoctors

ColumbiaDoctors makes medical history, and changes patients’ lives, every day. We are among the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast, with more than 1,700 Columbia University Medical Center physicians, surgeons, dentists, and nurses. Our Columbia clinicians and researchers exemplify the excellence for which the University is known around the world. They are renowned for their expertise in specialty and subspecialty care, with more than 230 areas in all. Our clinicians harness the latest in scientific research to deliver the newest, most promising treatments directly to our patients. Many of ColumbiaDoctors clinicians rank among the most highly regarded health care professionals in their fields. Our faculty brings the highest standards of compassionate, collaborative care to our patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, No. 1 in New York City, its affiliates in the region, and in our offices located in Midtown Manhattan, Washington Heights, the lower Hudson Valley, and across the tri-state area. For more information, please visit www.columbiadoctors.org.