NEW HAVEN, CT – The last girders of the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital were hoisted into place today, in a ceremony with one of Yale-New Haven’s youngest cancer patients as a guest of honor. Hospital president Marna Nordstrom and Robert Alpern, dean of the Yale School of Medicine, were among the speakers.
When it is completed in 2010, the 14-story, 497,000 sf cancer hospital will be the most comprehensive cancer care facility in southern New England, offering state-of-the-art care and treatment. It will have 112 inpatient beds, as well as outpatient treatment rooms, expanded operating rooms, infusion suites, diagnostic imaging services, and a women’s cancer center, as well as floors for diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. The building’s lower six floors, which will be devoted to outpatient services, will be occupied first.