St. Luke’s University Health Network celebrated the opening of the $22 million St. Luke’s Cancer Center and Medical Office Building Thursday on the same Monroe County campus where it opened a new hospital a year ago.
The three-story, 37,500-square-foot building at 200 St. Luke’s Lane in Stroud Township includes medical, surgical and gynecologic oncology, radiation therapy, infusion (chemotherapy), imaging, orthopedics and a sleep lab.
The building is partially open to patients. The cancer center on the first floor will open Nov. 20.
Dr. Nicholas Taylor, chairman of oncology and chief of gynecologic oncology for St. Luke’s, noted the new cancer center enables patients in the community to get cancer care without having to travel outside the region.
Cancer patients will be able to consult and meet with their medical, surgical or gynecologic oncologists in offices located on the first floor of the building. The center features one of the latest technologies in radiation therapy, the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator.
The spacious third floor features 12 private infusion bays with beautiful views for patients undergoing chemotherapy or other infusion services.
St. Luke’s Regional Breast Center on the third floor is scheduled to open in January.
Patient visits to the Monroe campus have exceeded expectations, said Don Seiple, president of St. Luke’s Monroe campus.
The hospital has treated more than 32,000 patients since it opened a year ago. About 80 percent of the patients are from Monroe County.
“We are incredibly grateful to the community for welcoming us with open arms,” Seiple said.