Memorial Sloan Kettering unveils Bergen facility

By Eric Strauss
Montvale | Jun 25, 2018 at 1:23 pm

Memorial Sloan Kettering unveiled Monday its newest outpatient treatment center, MSK Bergen in Montvale.

The site will welcome new patients in the coming weeks, MSK said. The 110,000-square-foot facility represents the latest expansion in North Jersey for the cancer care provider, as the third wholly owned and operated location in the state and the seventh outpatient treatment center outside MSK’s New York City base.

“We are tremendously proud of the program we’ve built in Montvale,” Dr. Craig B. Thompson, MSK’s CEO and president, said in a prepared statement. “We’re also appreciative of the warm welcome we’ve received from the county, the town of Montvale and the surrounding communities, and we look forward to welcoming patients to this new facility.”

MSK said the Bergen facility will feature MSK doctors and cancer surgeons, many of whom have their main clinics in Manhattan. Initiatives and programs will include disease management teams, made up of medical, surgical, radiation and neuro oncologists. Services will include chemotherapy, medical oncology, radiation therapy and screening services.

“Delivering the same high caliber of care and experience to patients in the community continues to be an institutionwide focus and commitment,” Dr. Jose Baselga, MSK’s physician-in-chief, said in a statement. “Our ability as a team to offer patients a personalized treatment plan, coupled with robust and efficient testing and care that is compassionate, near the comfort and familiarity of the patient’s home is the experience we’ll strive for each day at MSK Bergen.”

MSK also has facilities in Somerset and Monmouth counties.

MSK Bergen at a glance

Memorial Sloan Kettering
The new MSK Bergen cancer care facility.

  • Two-story, 110,000-square-foot clinical program at opening, with shell space for future growth;
  • 190 clinical and administrative staff at opening;
  • More than 35 doctors whose sole focus is treating cancer;
  • 28 exam-consult rooms;
  • 18 infusion bays;
  • Three treatment rooms for outpatient procedures, such as prostate biopsies, cystoscopies, colposcopies, excision, suture or drain removal, and punch biopsy;
  • Two linear accelerators used to deliver radiation therapy, with space for expansion;
  • 500-space parking lot, with valet service available;
  • $185 million investment, of which $37 million went toward the building’s purchase price;
  • Lead architect: Ewing Cole;
  • Construction firm: Turner Construction;
  • Designed to meet the US Green Building Council’s LEED certification;
  • State-of-the-art conference space for community use;
  • Time to completion: approximately 32 months;
  • MSK Bergen is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering–Hackensack Meridian Health Partnership.

Source: Memorial Sloan Kettering

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