WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains Hospital topped off the final piece of steel on a modern new cancer care building at the corner of Longview Avenue and East Post Road.
With construction and iron workers from A.P. Construction and Local 40 Ironworks looking on, the steel beam, which was signed by hundreds of hospital staff members, patients and community leaders on Wednesday, Dec. 17, was hoisted six stories into the air and placed atop the new structure.
When construction is finished in fall 2015, the 40,000-square-foot, six-story building will more than double the size of the hospital’s cancer program to 70,000 square feet, and will provide space for the Hospital’s growing number of cancer experts, researchers and patients.
Amenities include a welcoming reception area, space for a café, gift shop, complementary therapies and a patient medical library, as well as office space for the program’s rapidly expanding staff of cancer clinical specialists. Patient volume increased 15 percent in the hospital’s cancer program in 2013.
The construction is part of the hospital’s most significant capital transformation project in its 121-year history, which includes another new six-story patient tower at the other end of the campus on Davis Avenue.
The structure will include five new operating suites specially designed for minimally invasive surgery, three stories of private patient rooms, a new lobby and entranceway, and is also expected to be unveiled in fall 2015.