Cancer Center Unveiled at Hudson Valley Hospital
An unveiling for a new cancer center at Hudson Valley Hospital drew hundreds of people to see the $12 million state-of-the-art facility that took nine years to complete, The Daily Greenburgh reports.
"This means that the community will no longer have to travel into New York City for cancer care. We have a comprehensive center here now that offers radiation oncology and medical infusion services. The collegiality and comprehensive nature here is extraordinary and really unique," John Federspiel, hospital president, told The Daily Greenburgh.
“Having to drive at least an hour and rely on family was very difficult,” Sue Andersen, a nurse in the hospital’s ER, and a breast cancer survivor, told The Daily Greenburgh. “If there were a facility like this when I was undergoing treatment I know it would have made a big difference in my life to have a place that offered this quality of care right in my community.”
The cancer center will focus on breast, prostate, melanoma, colorectal and lung cancers, be housed in a 54,000 square foot medical office building, and offer a variety of services, including infusion and radiation services and women’s health imaging. The building will also house doctor’s offices.
The cancer center will be named after Cheryl R. Lindenbaum, a long-time hospital supporter.