Jersey City Medical Center cuts the ribbon on new multidisciplinary cancer care center

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The Jersey City Medical Center cut the ribbon a new multidisciplinary cancer care center on Wednesday, an endeavor that was made possible thanks to a $1 million gift from the Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for Cancer Prevention.

Photo courtesy of the Jersey City Medical Center.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This new infusion center provides community residents with convenient and unparalleled
access to outstanding cancer care, right here in Jersey City,” JCMC President and CEO Michael Prilutsky said in a statement.

“We would like to thank the Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for the vision and generosity that made this Infusion Center possible.”

Hospital and health system leadership, medical staff, and employees joined elected officials, donors, patients, and corporate and community partners at a ribbon-cutting event at the Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation Infusion Center, located at 414 Grand St. in Colony Plaza.

In partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute designated-Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jersey City Medical Center provides patients with advanced cancer treatment options, including clinical trials, complex surgical procedures, and sophisticated radiation therapy techniques.

“As New Jersey’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we provide a
multidisciplinary, integrated approach to cancer care throughout the state,” added Dr. Steven K. Libutti, RWJBarnabas Health Senior Vice President of Oncology Services and Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

“The new Madeline Fiadini LoRe Infusion Center provides residents of Hudson County and surrounding communities with access to advanced treatment options and world-class cancer care without having to travel far from home.”

The new infusion center features eight infusion bays and two private rooms, along with
amenities such as support services, specially trained nurses and staff, nearby physicians and wall art representing the Hudson County community.

The facility will support infusion services that include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, blood transfusion, and non- chemotherapy.

Additionally, cancer care is provided by medical oncologists, surgical oncologists and
radiation oncologists working together with clinical trial managers, nurse navigators, certified oncology nurses, and social workers to provide improved patient outcomes and experiences.

“As a three-time cancer survivor, I am determined that all patients in this community seeking cancer treatment have access to the best possible care,” explained Madeline Fiadini LoRe, the Foundation’s chairperson and president.

“Patients will have access to their own private space to receive their infusions, so they can be comfortable if they feel sick, or even to have someone with them to get through the treatment. To have the opportunity to expand cancer care in Hudson County is a privilege. Together with JCMC, we will impact the lives of all who trust us with their care.”

For additional information about the new Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation Infusion Center or to schedule an appointment, please call the Oncology Access Center at 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376) or visit rwjbh.org/hudsoncounty.