$750M Cancer Hospital Breaks Ground in New Brunswick
WJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in partnership with the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), broke ground last week on the state’s first freestanding cancer hospital. The estimated cost of the project, to be located on Somerset Street in New Brunswick, is $750 million.
The 12-story facility will house inpatient, outpatient and ancillary services, along with laboratories where research faculty can provide hands-on educational opportunities for students, and enable physician-scientists to translate scientific findings directly to patients.
The 510,000-square-foot structure will be named the Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center to recognize the philanthropic leadership of Jack Morris, who has been a longtime supporter and pillar in New Brunswick development, and his wife, Sheryl.
DEVCO President Christopher Paladino said, “The Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center represents incredible progress in our city’s growth and will further enhance the world-class fabric of the New Brunswick landscape.”