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North Shore-LIJ breaks ground for cancer treatment center

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The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System broke ground on a state-of-the-art, $17 million cancer center located at i.Park in Lake Success Thursday.

Dubbed The Monter Cancer Center after benefactor who donated $10 million for it, construction magnate Jerry Monter, the facility will be the backbone of the health system's Center for Advanced Medicine at i.Park, which once housed buildings for the defense industry and the first headquarters of the United Nations.

"This will be the pre-eminent outpatient facility in the region," said North Shore-LIJ President and CEO Michael Dowling. "There is nothing like this."

The 37,000-square-foot cancer center will feature an indoor garden, flat-screen televisions and large windows to allow plenty of natural light to enter, to give cancer patients a feeling of hope.

"You have something that is so sophisticated, so beautiful, that it will help you to overcome whatever disease that you may have," Monter said.

Posted 7:05 pm, October 10, 2011
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