NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Cooley Dickinson Hospital employees “took a swing” at the future of cancer care Monday night, helping to build a new state of the art cancer center in Northampton.
They swung sledge hammers into an interior wall of what will become the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. The center will offer expanded oncology services by implementing new treatment plans, and giving patients and their families access to clinical trials, genetic screenings and counseling.
“It’s really the best way to bring together the clinical care that mass general offers, and access to the most recent care and cutting edge therapies with what a community hospital can offer, which is more of that personalized care,” said Cooley Dickinson Health Care president, Joanne Marqusee.
The Massachusetts General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital hopes to open its doors during the Summer of 2015, but they are still accepting donations. Cooley Dickinson has raised $2.8 million of the $5 million it hopes to raise for the center.