Memorial Sloan Kettering Breaks Ground in Monmouth County

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is developing a freestanding outpatient facility in Monmouth County (Middletown), New Jersey. The anticipated opening date is fall 2016.

More than six percent of MSK’s patients live in the catchment area that will be served by MSK Monmouth, and this facility will reduce the need for most of these patients to travel into Manhattan by allowing them to receive care closer to home. Furthermore, the facility will help to address cancer incidence in the area, which is expected to grow by more than 17 percent over the next ten years.

MSK Monmouth will offer the most-advanced cancer care services closer to home for patients who reside on the Jersey shore and beyond. The clinical portion will occupy approximately half of the building. The facility will also house a new data center, allowing MSK to relocate its current Manhattan data center to Middletown which will eventually become MSK’s primary production data center, with the existing Lyndhurst (NJ) data center becoming our backup location.

The data center will provide a centralized location for all of MSK’s information technology needs. Information technology plays a critical role in almost every aspect of patient care including entry of physician orders, storage of electronic medical records, supporting real time access to clinical data during surgery, and appointment scheduling. The center will also support MSK’s telecommunications needs.

Located off exit 114 on the Garden State Parkway, MSK Monmouth will be convenient for residents of Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex Counties, but also accessible from other parts of New Jersey via the New Jersey Turnpike and I-287 connections to the Garden State Parkway.

Similar to MSK’s suburban sites on Long Island, in Westchester, and in Basking Ridge, MSK Monmouth will offer comprehensive outpatient cancer care services delivered by MSK clinicians, in a facility designed to meet the unique needs of cancer patients and their families. Specific services to be offered at the site include medical oncology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic and interventional radiology, surgical consultations, ambulatory surgery, clinical research trials, rehabilitation, social work, nutrition, and other support programs.

Space is also being planned to accommodate meetings of cancer support groups, community events, and educational programs for healthcare professionals. MSK looks forward to becoming part of the Jersey shore community, working in concert with local organizations and area healthcare providers.

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