New regional cancer center on Hard Road already serving patients
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute opened its 14th cancer center July 11 at 875 Hard Rd. in Webster. The new Wilmot Cancer Institute Webster will provide multidisciplinary cancer care for patients, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, clinical trials, and other services.
The 21,000-sq.-ft. facility will offer 18 exam rooms as well as infusion and radiation therapy areas.
The new location will be able to accommodate patients coming to Wilmot from the greater Webster area, expanding east through Wayne County. The Webster area has the highest number of new cases of cancer of any zip code in the Rochester metro area, along with the highest population, and the highest number of new patients who seek care at Wilmot.
“Wilmot continues to extend the benefits of a university cancer center and program into communities where patients live,” said physician Daniel Mulkerin, associate director, regional operations for Wilmot Cancer Institute. “More than half of Wilmot’s patients receive their care at regional locations, and we are thrilled to be able to open the doors to the Wilmot Cancer Institute Webster to serve that need in the greater Webster area. Patients have been asking for a Wilmot location in Webster and we are happy to make that request a reality.”
Designed by Rozzi Architects and built by Russell P. LeFrois Builders & Developers, the new Wilmot Cancer Institute Webster building is a $6.7 million construction project managed by The Cabot Group. In addition, the project includes a $3.7 million linear accelerator for use in radiation treatment. The building features:
• Eleven infusion chairs, including two private infusion rooms
• A state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam system with advanced imaging and respiratory gating
• 18 exam rooms
• A conference room with videoconferencing capabilities that will allow physicians to collaborate with other cancer experts to develop appropriate treatment plans
• Convenient, on-site parking
“Cancer care is more complex than it has ever been before, and it requires a coordinated team with expertise in many disciplines to identify the best course of treatment for each individual patient,” said physician Jonathan W. Friedberg, director of Wilmot Cancer Institute. “Our Webster office brings Wilmot Cancer Institute’s precision medicine approach closer to home for our patients and their families.”