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North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System spending $175 million to expand cancer care
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is spending $175 million over the next few years to expand its cancer services, it announced Thursday.
About $67 million of that money is already being spent to expand the health system’s Center for Advanced Medicine in Lake Success. About 61,150 square feet are being redeveloped next to the Monter Cancer Center. Much of it will be home for ambulatory hematology/oncology and chemotherapy treatment services for North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Radiation medicine and surgical, gynecologic and neuro-oncology services now delivered at LIJ and North Shore will be relocated to the center, where nearly 50,000 square feet of space will be used for three linear accelerators, a gamma knife, stereotactic radiation and brachytherapy services, the health system said.
Other investments include establishing a cancer center in Bay Shore that will offer imaging, radiation medicine, and medical and surgical oncology; buying a medical oncology practice in Greenlawn; upgrading radiation therapy services at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, including the purchase of external-beam and new high-dose radiation systems; and expanding the Nalitt Institute for Cancer and Blood-Related Diseases on the campus of Staten Island University Hospital North.
The health system said it has signed on about 150 physician members throughout the metropolitan area in 20 cancer specialties.