December 20, 2012 (Bronxville) - After careful review of plans to modernize Lawrence Hospital Center, the Village of Bronxville Planning Board at its December meeting voted to approve Lawrence Hospital Center’s proposal to construct a new 40,000 square foot Surgery and Oncology Pavilion on its Bronxville campus.
"This is a significant moment in Lawrence’s history," stated Edward M. Dinan, President and CEO of Lawrence Hospital Center. "We are grateful to the Village for recognizing how important this project is to the future of Lawrence Hospital and our patients, and for working with us to ensure that the design meets the best interests of everyone involved."
The future Surgery and Oncology Pavilion had been commonly referred to as a Cancer Center throughout the planning process. The $34 million building addition and renovation will provide facilities to supplement the Hospital’s existing cancer treatment services with radiation therapy and expanded infusion therapy capabilities, as well as deliver a fully modern surgical unit designed to today’s standards.
Six modern, state-of-the-art operating rooms will range in size from 600 to 670 square feet each to accommodate staff and equipment, provide the latest technologies, and offer operational efficiencies. The plan will create better patient flow and a seamless integration of all aspects of surgical care. The new operating facilities will help the Hospital retain its high quality medical staff and Columbia surgeons who perform surgery at Lawrence Hospital Center today, as well the recruitment of the next generation of world class surgeons.
The Pavilion will allow Lawrence to offer patients a full circle of integrated cancer treatment, and for the first time in the hospital’s history will make radiation services available on campus. It will house radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion therapy, with a full complement of supportive care services in one location, convenient to patients. Additionally, the Pavilion will be located next to the Hospital’s central corridor, linking the new services with existing support services including imaging, pathology, a patient resource center, and other ancillary services for cancer patients and their families.
Next steps for the project include the completion of design documents, local permitting, bidding and construction, which the Hospital hopes to begin in the spring of 2013.
Contact: Tracy Conte, (914) 787-5268