Where the science of healing meets the art of caring
On the evening of November 6, more than 1,000 supporters of Boca Raton Community Hospital celebrated the grand opening of the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, the new home of the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute.
“The Sandler Pavilion is a magnificent facility - its soaring spaces and natural light are awe-inspiring, yet at the same time, inviting and comforting,” said Jan Savarick, senior vice president and executive director of Boca Raton Community Hospital Foundation. “As physically impressive as the building is, however, the care that is rendered within, at the Lynn Cancer Institute, is truly remarkable. It is transforming the face of cancer care in South Florida.”
The 98,000-square-foot Sandler Pavilion houses the outpatient services of the Lynn Cancer Institute, the Hospital’s new state-of-the-art Imaging Center and the Eugene M. & Christine E. Clinical Research Center.
While traditional cancer care requires patients to travel from physician to physician and manage their own scheduling, the Lynn Cancer Institute centralizes services at the Sandler Pavilion. This type of treatment, called multimodality care, brings the entire team to each patient in one location. Multimodality clinics, coordinated care and access to clinical research are the hallmarks of the nation’s top cancer centers.
“The Lynn Cancer Institute and the Sandler Pavilion will make a difference in the lives of thousands of people; the research underway will touch hundreds of thousands more. It was the philanthropic spirit of our community, led by Christine Lynn and Harvey and Phyllis Sandler, that made the vision a reality,” added Savarick.
“We are so fortunate to have a first class Cancer Institute with some of the best physicians and health care professionals in the country right here in our own community, “ said Christine Lynn. “I am very proud of the wonderful, caring work that takes place at the Lynn Cancer Institute.”
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Evelyn Krickstein, left, Christine E. Lynn and Herb Krickstein
Breast cancer survivor Vicky Smith, left, Jan Savarick, senior vice president and executive director, BRCH Foundation; Helen Berggren, executive director, Lynn Cancer Institute; Dr. Phillip Smith, medical director, Lynn Cancer Institute; and Darci McNally, director of Multimodality and Oncology Care, Lynn Cancer Institute cut the ceremonial ribbon dedicating the Survivors’ “Wall of Hope”.
The Wall of Hope was created by cancer survivors, their loved ones and family members to document their journey with cancer. Darci McNally, director of Multimodality and Oncology Care, Lynn Cancer Institute
The Breast Cancer Multimodality Team representing the Lynn Cancer Institute and the BRCH Center for Breast Care: Dr. Louise Morrell, left, Dr. Peter Silberstein, Larraine Chrystal, Dr. Kathy Schilling, Dr. Rashmi Benda, Dr. Joseph Colletta, Barbara McIntire and Darci McNally
Cutting the ceremonial ribbon to open the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion are Christine E. Lynn, left, Mayor Susan Whelchel, Troy McLellan, Warren Orlando, chairman of the Board of Trustees, BRCH Foundation; Jan Savarick, senior vice president and executive director, BRCH Foundation; and Phyllis and Harvey Sandler