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Expansion will bring comprehensive, integrated cancer care under one roof

November 19, 2019

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Expansion will bring comprehensive, integrated cancer care under one roof

This summer, WellSpan broke ground on the construction of an approximately 67,100-square-foot addition to the WellSpan York Cancer Center. Once completed, the new cancer center will boast nearly 84,000 square feet of space – all under one roof.

When the new cancer center opens, patients will be able to receive all of their oncology services under one roof. These include access to oncology specialists, chemotherapy and infusion services, clinical trials, patient navigators, dietitians, social workers and support groups.

“In the 25 years since the York Cancer Center was built, cancer care and technology have evolved, and so have the needs of our patients,” says Roxanna Gapstur, PhD, RN, president of WellSpan Health. “That’s why we’re planning a new, expanded cancer center that is designed to treat the whole person, with comprehensive services all in one place.

“The new WellSpan York Cancer Center will provide a truly integrated care experience that surrounds our patients with the services and treatment they need in a calm, healing environment,” she adds.

In addition to traditional clinical services, the center will feature holistic care through the WellSpan Center for Mind/Body Health, including massage therapy and yoga, along with an appearance center and boutique that will provide specialized items in a supportive environment. There will also be an on-site café and a conference space for classes, therapeutic activities, support groups and community education. 
Treatment rooms will be equipped with reclining chairs, temperature controls and other features. Infusion bays will include private spaces for loved ones to stay with patients during treatment.

WellSpan Cancer Centers provide comprehensive cancer services – including radiation, medical and surgical oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation, infusion services, genetic counseling and nutrition services – that address patients’ physical, emotional, social and financial needs. Specialists across central Pennsylvania routinely collaborate in the treatment planning for patients, and nurse navigators guide patients through all aspects of care.

WellSpan also collaborates with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.

WellSpan York Cancer Center Expansion

Expansion size: 67,109 square feet of new space 
Total size of new WellSpan York Cancer Center upon completion: 83,777 square feet
Completion Date: Early 2021
Project cost: Approximately $45 million


Interested in donating to help cancer patients in York County? Contact Matthew Lane, executive director, WellSpan York Health Foundation at (717) 851-1634 or mlane3@wellspan.org and ask how you can support the expansion of the new WellSpan York Cancer Center.

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