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An $8.5 million cancer center coming soon to East Norriton's Mercy Suburban Hospital

In mid-September 2010, the suburban community of East Norriton, Montgomery County, became a significantly healthier area. That's when the Montgomery Health System broke ground on a 363,000-square-foot hospital in East Norriton that will also include a separate 75,000-square-foot administrative building. All told, it's a $350 million project.

A development project of that scale, of course, would be big news for nearly any community in the region, not to mention one that is home to less than 14,000 residents. And yet just last month, the area experienced another healthcare-related turn of events when it was announced that the East Norriton-based Mercy Suburban Hospital would be replacing its off-site cancer center with a new, state-of-the-art cancer facility that will be located right on its hospital grounds. According to Jeff Snyder, CEO of Mercy Suburban Hospital, the new facility will "consolidate all physician and cancer services for diagnostics, treatment and support care into one brand-new, convenient location on the main campus of the hospital."

Construction of the two-story, $8.5 million development is scheduled to begin this summer, and there's little doubt it will prove to be one of the Greater Philadelphia area's most critical cancer treatment centers. According to Snyder, the advanced radiation treatment offered at the facility will be conducted with cutting-edge technology, including Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and RapidArc technology. Plans are also in place to create a healing garden where patients can relax and reflect; there will also be a 50-seat conference center onsite where both educational programming and occasional health screenings will take place.

Source: Jeff Snyder, Mercy Suburban Hospital
Writer: Dan Eldridge

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