Cancer Center Nears Completion

New facility expected to open in spring 2015.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s new cancer center, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, clearly visible from Interstate 84 on the Plainville-New Britain town line, is an example of how HOCC
is growing to meet the needs of area residents.

Construction of the 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art center began in late 2012 and is progressing as planned. Estimates call for a spring 2015 opening.

cancer center wlogoHOCC’s cancer center is part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. The new HOCC facility will bring world-class cancer specialists and outpatient cancer services together in one convenient location to better serve the community. Services will range from prevention and detection to treatment, research and ongoing support. Patients will have easy access to diagnostic services such as MRI and PET-CT scans, as well as the most advanced forms of treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and radiosurgery. Genetic counseling and testing will be available on site, and patients will have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. To add to the convenience,
physician offices will be part of the complex.

Patients who want to take advantage of complementary therapies, such as massage, will find them at the new center, along with support and educational services and special programs for cancer survivors.

The center is being created with keen sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. The facility will have quiet, calming interior spaces infused with natural beauty and light to create a peaceful, nurturing and healing environment. The surrounding landscape will feature a healing garden, an outdoor courtyard, walking trails and places just to sit and relax or talk.

HOCC is conducting a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign to help cover construction and related costs. The new facility will serve as the hub of HOCC’s outpatient cancer care in Greater New Britain for decades to come.