White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital topped off the final piece of steel Dec. 29 on a new cancer care building.
As construction and iron workers watched, the steel beam, signed Dec. 17 by hundreds of hospital staff members, patients and community leaders, was hoisted six stories into the air and placed atop the new structure.
When construction is finished this fall, the 40,000-square-foot, six-story building will more than double the size of the hospitals cancer program to 70,000 square feet, according to a news release. It also will provide space for the hospitals growing number of cancer experts, researchers and patients, according to the release.
Amenities in the new building will include a reception area, space for a café, gift shop, complementary therapies and a patient medical library, as well as office space for the programs rapidly expanding staff of cancer clinical specialists.
Patient volume increased 15% in the hospitals cancer program in 2013, according to the release
The construction is part of the hospitals most significant capital transformation project in its 121-year history, which includes another new six-story patient tower at the other end of the campus. That structure will include five new operating suites designed for minimally invasive surgery, three stories of private patient rooms and a new lobby and entranceway.
That building also is expected to be unveiled in the fall, according to the release.