and (ION) today announced a joint collaboration to operate a radiation oncology center in Forest Hills, Northwell’s first radiation therapy center in Queens.
The Queens Radiation Center will be staffed by Northwell-affiliated doctors and incorporate the health system’s extensive clinical protocols, providing residents of central Queens with the latest radiation therapy services.
The 3,000-square-foot facility is equipped with an external-beam linear accelerator that treats about 75 to 80 percent of cancers, including breast, lung, prostate, brain, and head and neck. If patients require a different type of radiation oncology service they can be referred to in Lake Success.
The Queens Radiation Center will be led by Roberto Lipsztein, MD, who has more than 35 years of experience treating thousands of patients.
“Northwell’s radiation medicine programs are grounded in evidence-based care, quality and safety, including our Smarter Radiation Oncology® program and rivals that of national cancer institutions and truly sets us apart,” said Louis Potters, MD, deputy physician-in-chief of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute and director of radiation oncology. “We look forward to offering care to our Queens patients closer to home, and collaborating with ION and Dr. Lipsztein, a compassionate and dedicated radiation oncologist with a stellar reputation.”
“Northwell is the largest health care system in New York and has demonstrated their ability to provide quality patient care with excellent clinical outcomes. ION is honored to partner with Northwell and is focused on expanding this relationship,” said Jeffrey Goffman, ION’s Chief Executive Officer.
Conveniently located off Austin Street and one block from the subway, the Queens Radiation Center’s address is 106-14 70th Ave. Nearby parking also is available. For more information, call: 718-520-6620.