Memorial Sloan Kettering has had an active presence in New Jersey for the past 20 years. Now, people in the Garden State have a new option for their cancer care: Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth in Middletown Township, which will open in the winter. MSK Monmouth offers many of the same services as other MSK locations, just in a location more convenient for residents of central and southern New Jersey, plus Staten Island.
“We are thrilled to open a world-class facility in a marvelous location that is tranquil and convenient for so many of our patients,” says Jason Konner, Chief of Medical Oncology at MSK Monmouth.
The new space was a homecoming of sorts for a number of staffers. “Many members of our team have worked at MSK for years and already live in or near Monmouth County,” he added.
In addition to complementary services like social work, genetic testing, and nutrition counseling, MSK Monmouth has several features designed to make cancer care easier than ever, including:
A Customized Infusion Experience
Those coming in for weekly chemotherapy, a new immunotherapy treatment, a cutting-edge clinical trial, or any other type of infusion will be cared for in a space that’s private and comfortable and caters to their liking. Patients and their caregivers can adjust the temperature, lighting, and seating as they wish while enjoying sweeping property views, television, internet, refreshments, and other comforts of home.
This specialized procedure, which uses computer-guided images to precisely pinpoint where medicine should go, used to require a trip into Manhattan. But now, interventional radiology can be performed at MSK Monmouth.
Rehabilitation Catered to Individual Needs
Our rehabilitative medicine specialists help people handle the side effects and physical changes that can sometimes develop from cancer and its treatment. At our full-service therapy center at MSK Monmouth, MSK physiatrists and members of the therapy team will care for people with any type of cancer who are at any stage of care or survivorship. The space includes private rooms, semi-private areas, and a gym.
On-site Radiation Treatments
Radiation treatment often requires daily care for weeks at a time. With a facility closer to home, our patients will have more time for what matters most.
Many procedures that once required overnight stays no longer do. Our surgeons will perform a number of outpatient procedures — including biopsies, colonoscopies, and more — at MSK Monmouth so that patients can get back to their routines quickly. Our two operating rooms will be used for head and neck, thoracic, breast, gastric, urologic, gynecologic, and plastic surgeries.
Advanced Lab Capabilities
All routine blood work can be done on site at MSK Monmouth, which means we can get results quicker, and, as a result, start or change treatment faster. We’re also performing blood transfusions on site, eliminating the need to go elsewhere.
More to Come
In addition to MSK Monmouth and MSK Basking Ridge, we’re continuing to expand and open more centers in New Jersey, including MSK Bergen, which will be fully operational in mid-2018. In the meantime, appointments for CT scans are now available at MSK Bergen on Wednesdays and Fridays, and will eventually take place five days a week.