A new cancer center is available for Long Islanders. Catholic Health Services (CHS) has opened its CHS Cancer Institute at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre and is commemorating the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. The event will allow community members and local leaders to get an inside look at the 12,350 square-foot institute, speak with patients receiving treatments and meet CHS oncology leadership. Patients at CHS Cancer Institute at Mercy are treated by the hospital’s leading oncology experts and consultations are provided by St. Francis Hospital’s oncology associates.
The establishment of this latest cancer institute is part of CHS’s overall commitment to expand accessibility to quality oncology services on Long Island. Recently, CHS opened a Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. Earlier this month, CHS also announced a new cancer research partnership with Roswell Park Care Network. The partnership allows for CHS to offer exclusive clinical trials designed to assess new therapies for cancer patients. CHS also operates an institute at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn (with a satellite office at St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage.)