CLEVELAND, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — University Hospitals
(UH) Seidman Cancer Center, Northeast Ohio’s first and only
freestanding cancer hospital, opens to patients on June 6. The
ten-story, 150-bed cancer hospital will house the latest
cancer-fighting treatments and technology – all in a
patient-centered, healing-focused environment.
The $260 million, 375,000-square-foot hospital is named for Jane
and Lee Seidman in honor of their $42 million gift to UH in
November 2010. One of 12 freestanding cancer hospitals in the
country that are part of a National Cancer Institute-designated
Comprehensive Cancer Center, the UH Seidman Cancer Center
consolidates all inpatient and outpatient cancer services on the UH
Case Medical Center campus in Cleveland’s University Circle.
“The Seidman Cancer Center will truly transform cancer care in
Northeast Ohio and beyond,” says Nathan Levitan, MD, President of
the UH Seidman Cancer Center. “This state-of-the-art hospital
brings a wealth of diagnostic and treatment technologies under one
roof to provide the nation’s most advanced cancer care.”
Highlights of the technologically advanced UH Seidman Cancer
- Comprehensive imaging technology, including a hybrid PET/MRI
(Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging), one of
four in the world, which will generate enhanced digital images to
pinpoint precise tumor locations.
- Operating room with 3 Tesla intra-operative MRI suite which
enables surgeons to obtain real-time images during procedures to
reduce the need for re-operation.
- More than 300 clinical trials offering patients access to the
latest treatments first.
- Radiation Oncology Center provides a full array of cutting-edge
radiation therapy technologies.
- Outpatient clini