Riverview Medical Center’s 29,000 square foot BuildingHOPE oncology expansion project is getting a $3 million boost from Carol Stillwell, president of Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. The pledge, announced during Meridian Health’s annual meeting on June 8, will specifically support the newly renovated infusion center which features 20 new infusion areas lined with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Navesink River in New Jersey.
The medical center’s project features a combination of visual and technical upgrades in order to meet the clinical and emotional needs of patients. In addition to the 20 infusion bays, the cancer center expansion will include: Two TrueBeam linear accelerators, an advanced technology available in radiation therapy; new specialists joining to help provide a multi-disciplinary approach to care; and expanded access to Meridian Cancer Care nurse navigators to guide patients.
The program is part of a larger commitment in which Meridian is supporting a three-year investment of $128 million towards community-based cancer services at six locations in Monmouth and Ocean counties, New Jersey.
“I have spent many days at Riverview with precious family and friends while they were undergoing various treatments and it was in some of those most difficult hours that I witnessed firsthand the finest care and compassion that the Riverview family had to offer,” Stillwell said. “I support this major expansion to assist Riverview in continuing to provide for the needs of the future patients of our community.”
Stillwell currently serves as a trustee on the Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation and Meridian Health Foundation Board of Trustees. The medical center’s infusion area will officially be named the Larkin-Stillwell-Hansen Infusion Center.