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Other events held that week to highlight the center’s opening included a Survivors’ Day celebration, public tours separate receptions for physicians and donors, and tours for employees and volunteers.
The center, located in New Britain next to the Plainville town line, recently opened its doors to patients. It’s located in a stone-inlaid building covering more than 140,000 square feet at 183 North Mountain Road near Interstate 84. It adjoins the Medical Arts Center located on the Plainville side at 201 North Mountain Road. Located in the Medical Arts Center are The Hospital of Central Connecticut Imaging Center and Comprehensive Breast Health Center and several physician office suites offering a range of specialties.
“We are extremely pleased to open this wonderful new facility to patients, which will go a long way in eliminating the need to travel far to receive the very best cancer care possible,” says Donna Handley, vice president of operations for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute (HHCCI).
The new cancer center is home to the cancer program at HOCC. Incorporating five cancer centers at hospitals across Connecticut, HHCCI is one of the largest providers of cancer services in the state, with more than 5,000 new patients receiving care each year. HHCCI is also the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative of one of the world’s premier cancer centers. Through the Alliance, HHCCI provides patients access to MSK’s leading-edge clinical trials and research.
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