Memorial Sloan-Kettering Charts a New Direction in Outpatient Care
NEW YORK, June 1999 - A new standard for cancer care and comfort has been established with the opening of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Laurance S. Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion. The 190,000-square-foot facility located at 160 East 53rd Street in midtown Manhattan houses the most advanced programs for outpatient cancer diagnosis and treatment, in a calm and beautiful environment focused on the body, mind, and spirit.
"We believe this facility will serve as a national model for the delivery of outpatient cancer care in the new millennium," says Paul A. Marks, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The outpatient pavilion includes state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, chemotherapy, pharmacy and cancer screening services, and expanded programs in women's health, cancer prevention and wellness, and integrative medicine. It is specially designed to bring patients the benefits of multidisciplinary teams of specialists who are experts in caring for patients with a particular type of cancer. Services and floors at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion are organized by "disease teams" rather than by the traditional surgical or medical outpatient offices. A disease team includes surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, and other health professionals with expertise in a particular type of cancer.
To streamline access to the images and files necessary to care for each patient,
the facility has more than 550 computers and uses the most advanced digital
technology to create a nearly paperless and filmless environment. Critical and
unique computer systems designed to assure privacy of all patient records
include: a Disease Management System to chart the best step-by-step approach
for each patient's treatment; an Electronic Medical Records System that uses
digital technology t
Contact: Avice Meehan or Christine Westerman
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center