UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute is now in Dansville, at the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center on the campus of UR Medicine | Noyes Health
Cancer patients and their caregivers in Livingston, Allegany and Steuben counties will no longer need to travel an hour or more each way for specialized state-of-the-art treatment.
The Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center is the result of a collaboration between UR Medicine afiliates Wilmot Cancer Institute, Noyes Health and Jones Memorial Hospital. It will serve as a hub for oncology and radiation services, and includes a medical oncology clinic at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, Allegany County. This cancer center project is unique in our region and comes at a time when health systems across the country are forging relationships to ensure specialty services while improving overall quality.
A $2 million gift from Ann and Carl Myers of Springwater, Livingston County, was used to help construct the new facility and features a 4,500-square-foot, lower-level radiation oncology clinic, and a 2,300-square-foot medical oncology clinic, featuring three exam rooms and five chemotherapy/infusion bays, in renovated and new first-floor space.
“I would like to thank Ann and Carl Myers for taking the philanthropic lead on this important project, and all the donors who have made the dream of accessible, state-of-the art cancer care a reality for this entire region,” says Amy Pollard, president and CEO of UR Medicine | Noyes Health.
Prior to the opening of the new Cancer Center, approximately 4,000 patients a year made daily and weekly trips over a period of months from the southern Finger Lakes, Genesee Valley and the Southern Tier to Wilmot Cancer Institute in Rochester for outpatient oncology care.
“The opening of the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center will make a huge difference in the lives of cancer patients and their caregivers,” says Eva Benedict, CEO at UR Medicine | Jones Memorial in Wellsville, “as the burden of traveling for follow-up care and treatment will be relieved.”
The regional cancer center will also provide patients with access to services including advanced diagnostic testing, clinical trials, outpatient palliative care, and Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program. Physicians at the cancer center and the medical oncology clinic at Jones will have access to UR Medicine’s region-wide electronic medical record system and regular consultations with multidisciplinary teams focused on cancer.