Radiation Oncology at CFAM
In February of 2014, Northwell Health’s Radiation Medicine Department relocated from Long Island Jewish Medical Center to the Center for Advanced Medicine (CFAM). The $47 million, 30,000-square-foot ambulatory facility offers patients comprehensive radiation therapy in a soothing environment designed with the patient’s physical and emotional needs in mind.
There is a dedicated entrance, private waiting areas decorated with greenery, paintings, and photography, as well as a 450 gallon aquarium with tropical fish. The expansion has allowed the Radiation Medicine Department to offer a number of new and innovative treatments, including Gamma Knife Perfexion, a single session treatment for patients with tumors or lesions of the brain that are too difficult to treat with conventional neurosurgery. Gamma Knife delivers a high dose of radiation without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.
Lenox Health Greenwich Village
In late June, Lenox Health Greenwich Village opened its doors as a free standing emergency department, filling a void that has existed in Greenwich Village for years. Lenox Health Greenwich Village is a state-of-the-art medical complex that integrates health and wellness services with seamless access to 24 hour emergency care. In 2015, medical office space, imaging, and ambulatory imaging will open at Lenox Health Greenwich Village.
While going to the ED is never a pleasant experience for patients or their families, Lenox Health Greenwich Village was designed in such a way to allow the patient to be as comfortable as possible.
There is space for 63 patients in the emergency department with no stretchers; there are 26 exam rooms with double bedding, and additional subwaiting rooms. While patients wait for their diagnostic results, they can sit in lounge chairs equipped with attached iPads. As patients enter Lenox Health Greenwich Village, they are triaged immediately, and based on their acuity level may or may not be sent deeper into the ED.