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Steel frame completed for Beth Israel cancer, surgical hospital wing in Needham

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  October 8, 2013 01:47 PM

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Handout from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Construction crews hoisted the last steel beam atop the frame of the new Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham this week.

The steel frame of the new Beth Israel Deaconess cancer and surgical hospital in Needham was finished this week, leading local and medical officials to hold a celebration for the milestone as the project nears completion.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
A rendering of the new Needham wing
The new 30,000 square-foot hospital, slated to open next fall, will house a two-floor cancer center that consolidates the hospital's current west suburban cancer services, and a surgical pavilion on the top floor so patients can have advanced surgeries closer to home, officials said in a statement.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham are collaborating on the project.

"The completion of the building’s steel frame signals an exciting new beginning for the hospital and the community," officials said in a statement. "The tree and American flag placed on top of the building symbolize growth and is said to bring good luck to the building and to those in it."

For more information, visit Beth Israel's website.

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