Demo work to begin on new Guthrie cancer center

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The demolition of two Guthrie-owned properties on Loope Street last week began the process of building the Guthrie Cortland Cancer Treatment Center.

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Crews performed abatement procedures in accordance with state and federal guidelines prior to the demolition process, which was expected to be complete by the end of July.

Construction on the new facility is set to break ground in September.

“We have all been touched by cancer, if not personally, then through our friends, relatives, and neighbors,” said GCMC President Jennifer Yartym. “With an estimated 700 new cancer patients diagnosed annually in our region, the new cancer treatment center will allow us to provide high-quality, comprehensive care for our community members, close to home.”

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Some of the key features of the new cancer center include the following:

  • Centralized location and services – providing a single, convenient point where patients can access multi-disciplinary care in radiation and medical oncology treatments, thus eliminating travel. Benefits include access to a full array of surgical and diagnostic services at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.
  • The latest innovation and technology – the cancer treatment center will be home to the latest treatment protocols and provide access to the newest technology.
  • Enhanced patient experience – standardized exam rooms will minimize patient movement by performing all patient-related activities inside the exam room and will also include collaboration space for staff.
  • Comprehensive approach to care – our comprehensive team of board-certified specialists will work with patients through all aspects of living with cancer. The new center will enable us to offer supportive care programs in the same location where patients see their physicians.

More about the Guthrie Cortland Cancer Treatment Center:

The new 10,825 square foot Guthrie Cortland Cancer Treatment Center will revolutionize cancer care in the region by improving the patient experience and providing expert cancer care and coordinated services in one location.

This $10.6 million facility will bring together radiation and medical oncology with a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator and 10 chemotherapy infusion chairs. The building will include six exam rooms, one exam/procedure room, and one patient meeting room.

It will also feature two lab phlebotomy stations and onsite pharmacy for mixing chemotherapy drugs, space for four providers, and fully electronic medical records utilizing the Epic Beacon application.

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