About the new cancer center
On Oct. 24, 2012, The Hospital of Central Connecticut broke ground on a state-of-the-art cancer center that will combine all cancer services into one convenient location and allow for future expansion of cancer care.
The $40 million, 70,000-square-foot, two-story center is being built on nine acres on the New Britain/Plainville town line, near the Department of Motor Vehicles New Britain office. The Tomasso Group is building the cancer center; completion date is to be determined.
The new center will house the hospital’s George Bray Cancer Center, American Savings Foundation Radiation Therapy Treatment Center and Comprehensive Breast Center and provide these and other cancer services:
- MRI and PET-CT scanning (to be housed in a new medical office building next to the cancer center)
- Infusion(chemo) therapy
- Radiation therapy, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Novalis radiosurgery
Additional services include:
- Navigation services: Nurse navigators guide cancer patients through the healthcare system from diagnosis to treatment. Current navigation services are for patients with breast and lung cancers, with our expanding line to include head and neck, gynecological and colon cancers.
- Genetic counseling and testing to help identify adults at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and colorectal cancer and help them make choices about possible treatment.
- Research: The new center will allow expanded access to state-of-the-art cancer research studies.
- Complementary therapies, including nutrition programs, massage, support care and education.
The new cancer center will be the centerpiece of a new ambulatory care campus and serve as the hub of outpatient care for Greater New Britain over the next several decades. The campus will also include a full array of imaging and laboratory services and a three-story, 75,00-square-foot physician office building owned by The Tomasso Group.
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