From gravel to the first steel beam, construction crews are moving to build the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital, which is expected to open in early 2025.
Breaking Ground on the Future of Cancer Care
RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute, in partnership with the New Brunswick Development Corporation, broke ground in June 2021 on the Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center. Governor Murphy, Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios, New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill, New Brunswick Development Corporation President Chris Paladino, and Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway, joined health care leaders and others for the event. Watch here
'Topping Off' Celebrates the Future of Cancer Care
The Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center is part of an overall major investment of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute to expand and transform oncology services across the state. At the ‘topping off’ event in November 2022, a ceremonial steel beam was raised atop the 12-story structure, symbolizing another major milestone achieved for the project. Dr. Libutti remarked, “This piece of steel will soon be covered over, but it will remain as the symbolic heart of this project. It represents the commitment of all involved in bringing this new building to fruition, as well as the dedication of all who will come to work here every day with a shared mission of fighting and ending cancer. And most importantly, this beam represents the promise of hope to those who will walk through these doors and will count on us to enable improved cancer outcomes for those in our state and beyond.” Watch here