NECS Announces Future Location at Rock Row
New England Cancer Specialists (NECS), the region’s largest medical oncology group, will be the anchor tenant in a new Medical and Research Campus at Rock Row, in Westbrook. The campus will include a wide array of medical practices and services.
The target completion date of the Medical & Research Campus at Rock Row is late 2023. At that time, NECS anticipates relocating their Scarborough office to the new facility. Other NECS offices in Topsham, Kennebunk, and Portsmouth will remain open. With the new location at Rock Row, NECS will be able to focus even more on cancer research, furthering its collaboration with top specialists and researchers domestically and globally. Often the first to offer leading-edge protocols and drug treatments to patients in the region, NECS participates in more clinical trials than any other cancer care facility in Maine.
“This place of healing, where state-of-the-art care, clinical research, and a holistic approach to healthcare merge together, will enhance our mission and continue making life better for people with cancer and blood disorders,” said Dr. Chiara Battelli, MD, President of New England Cancer Specialists. “This contemporary center will allow us to continue offering leading-edge cancer treatments to our patients and participate in research with world-renowned partners who are striving to improve the understanding and treatment of cancer today, and in the future.”
As part of the NECS facility at Rock Row:
- The main building will be bright in design and beaming with natural light and colorful art.
- Infusion bays for cancer treatment will feature glass walls to allow patients to bask in the natural beauty of the area while receiving treatment.
- Patient rooms and treatment spaces are being designed to embrace the beautiful Maine setting of Rock Row as well as the adjacent historic 300-foot-deep-water-filled quarry.
- A healing garden with manicured walking trails will provide tranquility and beauty for patients and families and connect to the 70-mile-long Portland Trails Network.