NEW YORKMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centers new
Laurance S. Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion provides advanced
programs for outpatient cancer diagnosis and treatment in a calm and
beautiful environment. We believe this facility will serve as a
national model for the delivery of outpatient cancer care in the new
millennium, said Paul A. Marks, MD, president and CEO.
The 190,000-square-foot facility is located at 53rd Street and Third
Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Patient care services include
gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecology (ovarian and cervical
cancer); dermatology, thoracic oncology, clinical immunology,
cardiology and pulmonary, radiology, and plastic and reconstructive
surgery consultations, as well as pharmacy services, a boutique (see figure),
and a conference center.
The physical environment is
designed to convey a sense of peace and well-being, and includes
several waterfalls, sculptural water gardens in 9 reception areas,
and original works of art and poetry.
Other interesting aspects of the Rockefeller Pavilion include:
organizing patient care services by specific diseases so that teams
of specialists work together on the same floor; creating a technology
infrastructure so that medical records and x-rays are tracked
electronically and are easily available to members of the disease
team; and providing patients with Internet access and a comprehensive
patient education program with CD-ROMs.
Laurance S. Rockefeller, for whom the building is named, said:
This extraordinary new facility . . . stands as a symbol of our
belief in the healing synergy between medical science and the power
of each individual patients mind, body, and spirit. Mr.
Rockefeller is honorary co-chairman of the Boards of Overseers and
Managers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.