Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has a mission: provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment therapies and patient care alongside research and education. Right now, that means constructing a new outpatient surgery facility, the Josie Robertson Surgery Center.
This new ambulatory surgery building will serve patients who, traditionally, are admitted as inpatients after surgery. Now, those patients will have the opportunity to undergo the same procedures in an outpatient setting. Across 15 floors, the design includes 12 operating rooms (four of which will be for robotic surgery), 46 pre-op and recovery rooms, an oxygen farm, and all necessary services. Separate elevators will serve the public, the operating rooms, and central sterile supply.
The new facility will also provide an academic research and training platform that will help to advance cancer treatments in medical centers throughout the world.