January 4, 2018
Workers are beginning the final installation of proton beam equipment at New York Proton Center (NYPC), which will provide advanced cancer treatment using targeted radiation and beam therapy in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood.
“New York’s hospitals are home to the best doctors and researchers in the country, and through this project we are creating access to the newest technology,” said James Patchett, president and CEO of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).
When it serves its first patient in 2019, NYPC will be the first proton beam therapy facility in New York State. It’s part of the East 125th Street Development, which will also include affordable housing, commercial and retail space.
NYPC is operated by a consortium of three New York healthcare institutions—Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System, Mount Sinai Health System and ProHEALTH Proton Management LLC.
Murphy & McManus is the project’s developer; VOA Associates Inc. is the design consultant and the Gilbane Building Co. is the general contractor. The first phase of construction began in 2015 and is expected to serve 1,400 patients a year.