Boca Raton Regional Hospital Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion

BOCA RATON, FL – December 20, 2018 ­– Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion. The $73 million, 98,000 square-foot facility opened in 2008. The Sandler Pavilion was made possible through a historic $20 million lead gift from Harvey and Phyllis Sandler, as well as other community philanthropists.

The Sandler Pavilion houses the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute (LCI) – one of the largest cancer programs in Florida that treats an estimated 4,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. LCI is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and has also been listed by U.S. News & World Report among the nation's High Performing Hospitals in colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery. It is staffed by 24 board-certified physicians including four radiation oncologists and 16 medical oncologists, 21 registered nurses and over 100 members of support staff.

The Sandler Pavilion has been nationally recognized with architectural awards for its healing environment that has become a hallmark of LCI through its use of open space, music, water displays, natural light and fine art.

The Sandler Pavilion’s first floor features BRRH outpatient imaging and radiation oncology. The second floor houses its Center for Hematology-Oncology (CHO), chemotherapy services and an infusion center. The third floor includes multimodality clinics, surgical oncology practices, cancer genetics, administrative offices and conference areas.

Its Radiation Oncology Department offers a broad spectrum of the most cutting-edge technology including the Varian Novalis Tx™ with RapidArc™ Linear Accelerator, Nucletron Brachytherapy Suite, Novalis 4D Table, Cone Beam CT and highlighted by the Accuray CyberKnife® M6™ System.

CHO provides advanced expertise in diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer and blood related disorders, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy and oral neoplastic treatments. Its state-of-the-art infusion center provides patients with an optimal therapeutic atmosphere while receiving their treatment. LCI is completing a brand-new USP-800 pharmacy capable of providing the full range of therapeutic medical oncology options.

LCI physicians are actively engaged in front-line clinical cancer research through the National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical sponsored trials. A distinguishing characteristic offered at the Sandler Pavilion are its multimodality clinics that eliminate patients’ need to travel from physician to physician and manage their own schedule. The multimodality clinics bring the entire medical team to each patient in one location. Multimodality clinics, coordinated care and access to clinical research are characteristics of the nation’s top cancer programs.

Licensed oncology nurses and social workers provide guidance and support for patients as they navigate the cancer care process. Each coordinator helps the patient understand and coordinate all aspects of cancer treatment including rapid diagnosis, education about the specific types of cancer, appointment making and support groups, all while providing emotional encouragement for the patient and family during their difficult time. The Sandler Pavilion is also used to host a variety of Wellness and Survivorship programs and cancer support groups and classes.

“Establishing the Sandler Pavilion was a transformational event in the evolution of our cancer program,” said Louise Morrell, MD, Medical Director of LCI. “Through its design and expanded services, we have enhanced our level of care and established ourselves as one of the premier cancer centers in Florida.”

LCI is categorized as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by recording 500 or more newly diagnosed cancer cases each year. It provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and participates in cancer-related clinical research.

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH is recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 – 2019 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year, and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County.

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