The $300 million Stantec-designed facility will offer advanced cancer
care to 1,400 patients annually
EDMONTON, Alberta & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TSX, NYSE: STN
The New York Proton Therapy Center, the first facility of its kind in
the state, reached a significant milestone on June 6, with project
partners celebrating the center’s completion in New York City. The $300
million facility, eight years in the making, will offer advanced cancer
care to patients in the Tri-State area.
Stantec, a leading global design firm recognized for its Particle
Therapy Center of Excellence, led the architectural and interior design
of the state-of-the-art, 135,000 square foot facility with four
treatment rooms and one research room. The three-story center, expected
to treat 1,400 patients annually, is a collaboration between Memorial
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System, Mount Sinai
Health System, and ProHEALTH Proton Management LLC.
“The New York Proton Center recently finished construction and will open
for patients within the next month. The center is designed for staff and
patient efficiency and security, ease of movement throughout, and
work-friendly spaces,” said Allan Freeman, CEO, New York Proton Center.
“Above all else, patients will find a warm, cheerful and positive
environment that is extremely important based on the seriousness of
their illness. Congratulations to the Stantec team who brought our
vision to reality.”
The center will serve as the anchor of a mixed-use residential,
commercial, and retail project on East 125th Street that is
fueling urban renewal in East Harlem. Its transparent façade blends
seamlessly into the streetscape, engaging pedestrians and patients
alike. The main lobby flanked with thoughtfully designed seating and
greenery creates a striking first impression for patients and visitors.
Sustainable materials, natural light, and wood finishes complement the
palette with accents of color.
“Proton therapy is at the cutting edge of cancer care, and with just 30
centers currently in operation across the United States, we see
healthcare providers increasingly exploring the tremendous opportunity
to bring this level of care to communities,” said Paula Williams, a
principal at Stantec. “This world class facility will provide treatment
for patients of all ages in a healing environment that promotes a sense
of well-being and comfort.”
Proton therapy differs from traditional radiation treatment in that it
uses a beam of protons to precisely target damaged tissue, depositing
much less radiation in the surrounding healthy tissue. The first
hospital-based facility in the United States began offering treatment in
1990, and in the past five years, the number of facilities in the United
States has increased from 15 to nearly 30. Globally, the proton therapy
systems market is expected to reach $2.8 billion by 2025, according
to Grand View Research, Inc.
Stantec is a leading expert in the design of particle therapy centers. A
dedicated team of experts has worked on world class facilities,
including more than 30 centers around the globe currently built, in
construction, or under design. Recent projects designed by Stantec
include the Emory
Proton Therapy Center in Atlanta, GA; Johns
Hopkins National Proton Therapy Center in Washington, DC; the Inova
Schar Institute Proton Center in Fairfax, VA; the South Florida Proton
Therapy Institute in Delray Beach, Florida; and the Hefei
Heavy Ion Medical Center in Hefei City, China. Based in Washington,
DC, the firm’s Particle Therapy Center of Excellence professionals
develop unique solutions for each client’s individual needs and site
constraints. To learn more about Stantec’s cancer care work, visit: https://www.stantec.com/en/markets/health/cancer-care.
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