For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Sarah Darcy
December 18, 2007
Construction now underway to build Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital
South Weymouth, MA — South Shore Hospital is working with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to open an outpatient Cancer Center in South Weymouth that will usher in a new level of cancer care for the people of the region. The Center is expected to welcome its first patients in 2009.
Below, the presidents and chief executive officers of all three hospitals review an artist’s rendering of the four-story 85,000 sq. ft. structure, which will include medical oncology offices, diagnostic imaging, linear accelerators, laboratory, pharmacy, chemotherapy infusion areas, breast health program, family resource center, a boutique and healing gardens.
The Cancer Center will further enhance South Shore Hospital’s already comprehensive cancer program, which features advanced surgical treatments, patient access to select Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care clinical trials, outpatient care, visiting nurse and hospice services.
From left to right: Brigham and Women’s Hospital President/CEO Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA; South Shore Hospital President/CEO Richard H. Aubut; and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President/CEO Edward Benz, Jr., MD.
South Shore Hospital is a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 820-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,500 people, supported by a team of 500 volunteers. South Shore Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters. For a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician, please call 800-325-5454 or visit southshorehospital.org.