On Saturday, January 21st, Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) will hold its Annual Gala, “An Evening Under the Stars.” The Gala will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Emerson Park Pavilion in Auburn.
This year, the proceeds from the Gala will support our new cancer center that is being built on the ACH Campus. We will be partnering with the SUNY Upstate Cancer Center to deliver true multidisciplinary cancer care. This 12,000-square-foot cancer facility will allow the hospital to add radiation oncology services to its cancer treatment offerings, which it launched in early 2020 in partnership with Upstate cancer physicians. Upstate Medical University will provide clinical physicians and technologists, while the center will be operated by ACH.
Cancer remains the leading cause of premature deaths in Cayuga County, which was the motivation for developing this important facility at Auburn Community Hospital. The Center will provide care for the local community and eliminate the need to travel to Syracuse or Rochester for treatment. Patients will benefit from the shared expertise of both ACH and Upstate Cancer Center physicians as they work in concert to customize a plan to meet their individual needs. Conveniently located on the ACH campus, the Center will allow patients to “one-stop shop” for their medical treatments, and will be more cost-effective for patients, the institutions and the taxpayers. Most importantly, the world-class care provided in Auburn will help save the lives of so many within our community and beyond.