Mount Sinai Health System, Together With BronxCare Health System, Holds Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Opening of New Comprehensive Cancer Facility
New 10,000-square-foot facility to deliver outstanding multidisciplinary specialty oncology care to the Bronx
Mount Sinai Health System, together with BronxCare Health System, recently held a ribbon cutting to launch BronxCare Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care—a new state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer facility in the Bronx. The new space, located at 1775 Grand Concourse, will allow both health systems to bring their strengths together to address the growing cancer needs in the area and continue toward their goal of achieving the best possible patient outcomes.
Offering 10,000 square feet of space for medical oncology, surgical oncology, and support services, the new facility houses an expanded treatment area with dedicated chemotherapy and immunotherapy infusion suites featuring large windows and natural light, an on-site specialized oncology pharmacy, and advanced radiation oncology care. Additional features include:
- 12 exam rooms
- 20 private chemotherapy bays
- Spacious waiting room with large reception area and user-friendly registration
- Dedicated discharge area
- Large conference room and multidisciplinary workspace
- Private social work office
- On-site pharmacy clean room/chemotherapy preparation area
- Intravenous therapy suite for blood transfusions, iron infusions, and rheumatology and gastroenterology treatments
- DigniCap cooling system for hair loss prevention
- Dietary services and patient navigation services
The center’s Director will be Kevin R. Jain, MD, Section Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at BronxCare Health System. Dr. Jain is a widely recognized specialty oncology provider and will be responsible for all activities at the facility.
The facility’s staff includes five medical oncologists and hematologists, five general surgeons, two surgical oncologists, two thoracic surgeons, two radiation oncologists, two neurosurgeons, four urologists, one social worker, two oncology-specialized ENT surgeons, an oncology-certified nursing team, two board certified oncology pharmacists, an oncology pharmacy residency training program, and a team of talented administrative and support staff.
“We’re thrilled to be embarking on a new clinical collaboration with BronxCare to address the growing cancer needs of the Bronx community,” said Arthur Klein, MD, President Emeritus of the Mount Sinai Health Network. “We look forward to working together to deliver top-notch cancer care to our patients in a beautiful, new facility.”
“The Mount Sinai Health System is a world-renowned leader in health care and we value our partnership with them,” said Miguel A. Fuentes Jr., President and CEO of BronxCare Health System. “This new state-of-the-art BronxCare Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care facility is delivering world-class cancer care to patients and the community.”
“At BronxCare, we strive to bring individualized cancer care and precision oncology to the community,” said Dr. Jain. “This new facility will help us continue our goal of achieving the best possible patient outcomes.”
“BronxCare Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care takes a holistic, multidisciplinary oncology approach and will truly serve as a one-stop shop for care,” said Luis Isola, MD, Director of Cancer Clinical Programs and Medical Director of Mount Sinai Cancer Network. “Our expert team of oncologists, certified oncology nurses, and experienced support staff is equipped to work together to provide the very best cancer care to our patients.”
“Our alliance with BronxCare to bring this new facility to life represents a significant milestone in our joint efforts to continuously address the ever-changing health care needs of the communities we serve,” said Margaret Pastuszko, MBA, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mount Sinai Health System.
For more information about BronxCare Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care visit www.bronxcancercare.org.
BronxCare is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health and teaching hospital system serving the South and Central Bronx, with 859 beds and more than 4,500 employees. Its two main hospital divisions, comprehensive psychiatric and chemical dependency programs, long-term care facility, and extensive outpatient network are delivering the highest quality and accessible services to the community. BronxCare is now among the largest providers of outpatient services in New York City, with close to one million visits annually. Its ER is also one of the busiest in New York. BronxCare's medical school affiliation with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Clinical Collaboration with the Mount Sinai Health System, as well as 16 accredited residency and fellowship programs are also strong indicators of its excellence.
For more information, visit www.bronxcare.org.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.
Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties.