On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment:
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center President Jennifer Yartym called in and discussed the new cancer treatment center.
Demolition work on Loope Street was finished at the end of July and construction is set to break ground next month.
The new $10.6M, 10,825 square foot facility will bring together radiation and medical oncology with a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator and 10 chemotherapy infusion chairs, along with 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.
“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.”
Yartym said the current timeline hopes for a grand opening by November 2021.
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