When completed, the new Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center will be a state-of-the-art, freestanding cancer hospital featuring outpatient and inpatient capacity coupled with research laboratories, retail space and ancillary services devoted to patient wellness and will be a first of its kind in New Jersey.
The center, named in recognition of the philanthropic leadership of Jack Morris, who has been a longtime supporter and pillar in New Brunswick development, and his wife, Sheryl will include the wide-ranging advanced oncology care services offered by Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health, all under one roof — greatly enhancing the patient experience and providing further ease of access. The new facility is slated to open in early 2025.
Introducing: 'The Morris'
Dr. Steven Libutti, director of Rutgers Cancer Institute and Senior Vice President, Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health discusses the state's first free-standing cancer hospital.
The 12-story, 520,000 square foot Morris Cancer Center also will house state-of-the art research laboratories. As an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, research is a core pillar of Rutgers Cancer Institute. The ability to translate scientific findings – literally – from ‘bench to bedside’ and back to the laboratory will provide our physician-scientists with more immediate feedback on clinical trials. Additionally, from massage, to gentle exercise, a wellness garden and boutique offerings catered specifically to the needs of survivors and patients undergoing active treatment, such services help enhance quality of life and provide solace and convenience for patients, caregivers and families.
Take a Look Inside...
Inpatient care: 96 inpatient beds on three floors, a dedicated floor for surgical and procedure rooms, a central sterile processing area and inpatient support spaces.
Outpatient care: 84 infusion bays, 74 exam rooms including clinic space featuring a 'beach/boardwalk' theme for pediatric patients, advanced radiology including four linear accelerators, diagnostic equipment (CT, MRI, mammogram and other equipment with core lab), pharmacy facilities and outpatient urgent care.
Research: Wet lab facilities and equipment to support 10 research teams, clinical trial offices and faculty offices.