Guthrie unveils cancer center in Cortland through ribbon-cutting ceremony (videos & photos included)

(Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith/Cortland Voice).

Guthrie officially unveiled The Renzi Cancer Center at its Cortland Medical Center campus through a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

The 10,825-square-foot facility, which broke ground in October of 2020, is set to open to patients later this month on Monday, Sept. 27.

“We’re pleased to see this project come to fruition,” said Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, president and CEO of the Guthrie Clinic. “This is a great new facility and new set of services for this community. It’s a local place for people to receive the cancer treatments they need.”

The $10.6 million center includes the following resources:

  • State-of-the-art linear accelerator
  • 10 private chemotherapy infusion rooms
  • Lab phlebotomy stations
  • On-site pharmacy for mixing chemotherapy drugs
  • Six exam rooms
  • Procedure rooms
  • Patient meeting room
  • Space for four providers
  • Two sets of waiting areas
  • Acute care and support services, including nutrition counseling, social services and rehabilitation services
  • Close proximity to medical practices

So far, the Cortland Memorial Foundation has raised over $2.7 million ($2,767,391) in support of continuous services at the facility. Nicholas Renzi of Cortland donated the first $1 million for the center in honor of his late wife, Agnes.

“This project was under development for a multitude of years, but we’re here two-and-a-half years later to celebrate the completion of the Renzi Cancer Center,” said Dr. Jen Yartym, president of Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

Here is a video of the Renzi Cancer Center ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Yarytm and Scopelliti, along with a couple of regional chief oncologists for Guthrie, gave speeches on the unveiling of the facility.

Below is a video tour of the inside of the facility.

Here are some photos of the ceremony and inside the Renzi Cancer Center: