RWJUH Hamilton holds open house at newly renovated cancer center

RWJUH Hamilton Cancer Center

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton recently hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house to unveil the newly renovated medical oncology exam rooms at its Cancer Center.

The evening included guided tours from the health care professionals at the Cancer Center, who educated guests about the state-of-the-art cancer services and technology available to patients at RWJUH Hamilton, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The event marked the final stage of a six-year renovation plan, including the construction of a new radiation oncology suite, updates to the infusion center and a high-tech makeover for the conference room and main lobby.

“We started this journey back in 2016 to ultimately change the face of cancer care for our communities in Mercer County and within central New Jersey,” Richard Freeman, CEO and president, RWJUH Hamilton. “Six years later, I believe we have done that.”

Guests were also invited to engage in a special interactive paint-by-numbers art piece, which when complete will be displayed in one of the medical oncology exam rooms. The project showcased just one of the many complimentary holistic services and programs available to RWJUH Hamilton’s cancer patients, their loved ones and their families.

The holistic services and programs are funded in part by the generous support of We vs. C, the Bruce Bux Endowment, I Believe in Pink Foundation and the Cannon Cancer Fund. We vs. C was created by the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation to inspire and engage the local community in the fight against cancer, encouraging screenings that lead to early detection, genetic testing to know your risk and support for community based cancer services.

The renovations unveiled at the Cancer Center were made possible by the support of the Joshua Harr Shane Foundation and the Young Professionals Group of RWJUH Hamilton. Freeman presented both organizations with proclamations issued by the state Senate and General Assembly.