Jersey City Medical Center opens new center for multidisciplinary cancer care

Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation Infusion Center features 8 infusion bays, 2 private rooms

Saying it will expand its ability to deliver more comprehensive cancer care to the Hudson County communities it serves, Jersey City Medical Center cut the ribbon on the Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation Infusion Center on Wednesday night.

The new infusion center features eight infusion bays and two private rooms, along with amenities such as support services, specially trained nurses and staff, nearby physicians and wall art representing the area. The facility will support infusion services that include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, blood transfusion and non-chemotherapy.

The new facility greatly expands JCMC’s multidisciplinary cancer care footprint. In partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute designated-Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jersey City Medical Center provides patients with advanced cancer treatment options, including clinical trials, complex surgical procedures and sophisticated radiation therapy techniques.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Jersey City Medical Center)

The opening of the facility, located at 414 Grand St. in Colony Plaza, was made possible in large part thanks to the philanthropic generosity of the Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for Cancer Prevention.

JCMC CEO Michael Prilutsky said the center will have immediate impact.

“This new infusion center provides community residents with convenient and unparalleled access to outstanding cancer care, right here in Jersey City,” he said.

Prilutsky said patients and their loved ones need not travel over the river to receive the latest advancements and world-class cancer care. The infusion center is easily accessible by car, bus and Jersey City’s light rail transit system.

Fiadini LoRe, the foundation’s chairperson and president, said she is thrilled to be able to help make top-quality care more accessible.

“As a three-time cancer survivor, I am determined that all patients in this community seeking cancer treatment have access to the best possible care,” she said. “Patients will have access to their own private space to receive their infusions, so they can be comfortable if they feel sick, or even to have someone with them to get through the treatment.

“To have the opportunity to expand cancer care in Hudson County is a privilege. Together with JCMC, we will impact the lives of all who trust us with their care.”

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