Beth Israel Medical Center will take over St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, following the official closure of the St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center last Friday, officials announced Tuesday.
Aptium Oncology, Inc., the current service provider of SVCCC, and Beth Israel signed a binding letter of intent for the transfer of operation, and physicians and staff members are working together to blend the two centers into a collaborative program.
“Both cancer teams are excited and optimistic about joining in partnership to become one of the largest and most comprehensive multi-site cancer programs in the Northeast,” Beth Israel and Aptium Oncology said in a joint statement.
The proposed transfer will ensure the continuation of services for the thousands of patients who receive care at SVCCC.
SVCCC, which opened in 1996, occupies approximately 88,000 square feet of space at its location on West 15th St. between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, and will remain at that location.