Pocono Health System Opens New Comprehensive Cancer Center
Pocono Health System (PHS) announces the official opening of the new comprehensive cancer center in East Stroudsburg which is located directly across from the hospital connected by a pedestrian bridge. At the new Hughes Cancer Center, physicians and staff help patients fight their battles with cancer in a state-of-the-art, supportive environment.
The new Hughes Cancer Center offers chemotherapy, radiation, PET CT diagnostic imaging, breast and surgical oncology, and pharmacy services in one convenient location. As part of the human-centered design at the new Hughes Cancer Center, all services for patients will be provided on-site, including physician visits. Oncologists William Ryan, M.D., Chulso Moon, M.D., Ph.D., and Weiquan Lu, M.D., Ph.D. will be joining Michael Greenberg, M.D., along with our breast surgeon Patricia Riley, M.D. and surgical oncologist Mo Lareef, M.D.
The new Hughes Cancer Center total project cost was $31,535,000 and the building is approximately 59,000 square feet. It is nearly five times larger than the existing Hughes Cancer Center and was designed to LEED Silver standards to ensure environmental responsibility. It also has carefully selected therapeutic design elements such as generous outdoor views of peaceful, natural surroundings, soothing interior colors and textures, healing garden with clear travel paths, and enclosed vehicular drop-off spots with gentle slopes.
Kathleen E. Kuck, President and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center addressed the community at the ribbon cutting ceremony “We have built this for you and we give it to you today with our commitment to provide you world class care, close to home as we build a healthier community together.” Dr. Michael Greenberg, Medical Director and Radiation Oncologist of the Hughes Cancer Center explains “Our patients now have access to advanced technologies and treatments all under one roof right in their own community.” The address of the new cancer center is 181 East Brown Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 and the phone number is (570) 422-1700