A $5 million gift from philanthropists Mandy and Dennis Weinman will help fund a new three-story, 125,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art cancer building on the campus of LifeBridge Health’s Sinai Hospital.
The newly named Mandy and Dennis Weinman Cancer Building will be home to the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute and the Pediatric Oncology Center, bringing together all ambulatory cancer services at Sinai in a single comprehensive location.
Once completed, the building will accommodate leading-edge cancer treatment technology in an aesthetically pleasing, patient-centered environment where patients can see specialists, get infusions and radiation and access other supportive services – all in one place.
The building will be located on Greenspring Avenue, offering patients receiving infusion treatment on the third floor a view of the nearby Cylburn Arboretum. A groundbreaking ceremony is slated for May 23. The projected cost for the design and construction of the facility is expected to be $95 million. Construction is set to begin in mid-2023 with completion projected around December 2025.
One of the main inspirations for the Weinmans’ support for LifeBridge Health’s cancer treatment program was the expert, compassionate care that Dennis’ grandmother received at Sinai Hospital several years ago.
LifeBridge Health will continue to seek philanthropic support for the new building project, with the goal of raising an additional $15 million. There will be parallel campaign with numerous naming opportunities available to outfit the building with the equipment, medical devices and furnishings.
The Mandy and Dennis Weinman Cancer Building will be a 125,000-square-foot facility constructed along the east side of Sinai Hospital’s campus, facing Greenspring Avenue. The new building will bring together pediatric and adult hematology and oncology divisions, diagnostic and treatment services, research, wellness and survivorship programs. It will include 32 adult infusion bays, 16 adult exam spaces, seven pediatric infusion bays, six pediatric exam rooms, renovated radiation oncology suites and other support services and spaces.
The new building also marks an investment and growth in cancer services at Sinai, offering the latest technology and clinical treatments as well as support, wellness and education programs. Sinai will also be looking to recruit additional subspecialty oncologists and expand focus on research to be able to offer more clinical trials, increasing treatment options for patients.