On Monday, April 26, University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center at Southwest General dedicated its newly completed $4.6 million expansion project to house a new TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® radiation treatment system.
The project included moving the entrance to face south and adding 1,460 square feet to house the TomoTherapy unit. Southwest General is now only the second facility in Greater Cleveland to have this state-of-the-art treatment system—an innovative approach that combines more precise radiation delivery mechanisms with the ability to visually monitor treatment progress on a daily basis.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured presentations from Thomas A. Selden, president & CEO, Southwest General; Dr. Nathan Levitan, president, University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center; members of Southwest General’s Medical Staff; and Middleburg Heights Mayor Gary W. Starr.
Paired with the talent and expertise of Southwest General’s board-certified medical and radiation oncologists, this is the latest advancement in radiation oncology and offers improved outcomes with fewer side effects for patients. Dr. Mehran Saboori, a board-certified radiation oncologist on the Medical Staff at Southwest General, describes it as “tumor hugging radiation” because it ensures that radiation is targeted directly at the tumor itself, while minimizing damage to healthy surrounding tissue.
About University Hospitals (UH) Ireland Cancer Center at Southwest General
The UH Ireland Cancer Center at Southwest General is a community-based location of University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center, which is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 40 centers in the country designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This distinction recognizes development and use of the most effective methods of early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer, including clinical trials and advanced treatments not yet available elsewhere.