Think of it less like the hospital is losing an administration building, and more like they are gaining a cancer treatment center.
People driving by the Police Station may notice that a building is now missing: demolition at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham administration building began Thursday, March 28.
Demolition began after a short ceremony outside of the Glover cafe, according to an e-mail from Beth Israel spokesperson Kate Dempsey, crews worked throughout the day and had the admin building down by about 3 p.m. on the campus is scheduled for early April.
For an idea of what the cancer center will look like, see the video on Beth Israel's website.
According to an announcement posted Oct 2011, the new cancer center in Needham will house to radiation oncology services which were previously provided at BIDMC’s facility in Waltham. The facility closed in July 2011 when Children’s Hospital Boston, which owns the building, decided to use it for their purposes. Since then, patients of the Waltham site have received their treatment here in Needham.
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted a three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at the beginning of 2012.