Beth Israel Deaconess Is Opening a Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion in Needham

The 30,000-square-foot facility opens to patients Sept. 22.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is certainly expanding its name around Boston and the suburbs. In July, the medical center opened Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare-Chestnut Hill, a comprehensive outpatient center, and followed that up with the BIDMC Advanced Urgent Care Center in August. Now, starting Monday, September 22, Beth Israel Deaconess will open its doors to a new 30,000 square-foot Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion in Needham.

“The cancer center and surgical pavilion is the latest collaboration between Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center to expand services in communities outside of Boston,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, BIDMC’s president and CEO, in a statement.

The Cancer Center will offer advanced imaging systems, 10 new infusion bays that look out over a “healing garden,” a radiation oncology suite, and access to clinical trials and treatments. Multidisciplinary clinics will also be in the new center, allowing patients to consult with experts in surgery, medicine, and radiation oncology.

“This facility was designed for patients by patients, families, nurses, physicians and other health care professionals who worked side by side with architects to create a warm and comforting facility that provide easy access for patients,” said Robb Friedman, MD, the center’s medical director, in a statement.

The Surgical Pavilion will be located above the Cancer Center and will house two operating rooms and an expanded pre-op and post-anesthesia care unit. The new facility will allow BID-Needham to double its surgical procedure capacity and allow for more advanced operations for colorectal, orthopedic, urology, ear, nose, throat, and general surgery. The Surgical Pavilion will also provide a greater convenience for oncology patients that have cancer procedures performed in the same building where they are receiving their cancer treatments.