A ceremonial ribbon-cutting took place in the NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln’s Comprehensive Cancer Center to open its newly improved state-of-the-art Infusion Center, an 11-chair unit which primarily provides care to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, immunotherapy and biological therapies. It also provides benign, non-chemotherapy infusional services to patients from Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Hematology as well as primary care and Geriatrics. This reconstruction has created additional treatment space and privacy for each patient in a lovely, modern, state-of-the-art setting.
Even during the peak of the COVID pandemic, the Infusion Center remained fully functional as its dedicated team continued to deliver safe and excellent care to their patients with cancers.
Lincoln’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and its Infusion Center cater to the most vulnerable cancer population in the South Bronx community, including the neighborhoods of Morrisania, East Tremont, University Heights, Highbridge and South Concourse which are consistently besieged by incidents of cancer. The Lincoln oncology team continues its commitment to providing the highest quality care in prevention, early detection and treatment of all cancers. Lincoln continues to improve the processes to keep this community aware of prevention and treatment measures for all cancers.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, located in the South Bronx, is a 362-bed, Acute Care Level 1 Trauma Center with the busiest single site emergency department in the region. It is recognized for receiving top grades in Leapfrog Scores Safety in 2015 and 2017, and acknowledged with High Performing ranks in U.S. News & World Report in 2006, 2008, 2017–2018, 2018–2019 and 2019-2020. In 2020 Lincoln was ranked highest in the country for civic leadership and inclusivity, and very high in pay equity and community benefit by the Washington Monthly’s Best Hospitals edition and the Lown Institute. The hospital emphasizes primary care and specialty medicine, using the latest advances in medical science. It has designations as a Breast Center of Excellence, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Diabetes Education Center of Excellence, Perinatal Center of Excellence and others. Lincoln’s Primary Stroke Center has The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus and Target Plus Honor Elite awards. Its Hemodialysis Unit is The Joint Commission certified as is the hospital’s Pediatric Asthma Program and Palliative Care Service. Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center is part of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the nation.