Malnati Brain Tumor Institute Moves To 20th Floor of Galter
By Linnea MasonNeurosciences February 28, 2019
On February 26, donors of the Northwestern Medicine Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital gathered with clinical staff and administration to unveil the new state-of-the-art clinical space located on the 20th floor of Galter Pavilion, 675 North Saint Clair. The expanded space is currently seeing patients with malignant, benign and metastatic brain and spinal tumors Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Triple in size from the original space, the newly constructed area occupies 8,370 square feet of the floor. In the clinic, there are 12 exam rooms and two consult areas. A majority of the rooms are designed to be hybrid exam rooms and consult rooms to allow for better utilization of space and increase family involvement for members wishing to attend appointments. Other amenities include a radiology reading room embedded into the clinic to review patient’s medical images and an MRI scheduler in the clinic to provide patients a one-stop-shop for scheduling follow-up imaging return visits.
Also occupying the space is an oversized 140 square foot exam room with a ceiling mounted patient lift for stretcher patients who might be immobile.
Phase 2 construction is already in the works to add an accessible family restroom and a fully equipped video conference room for patient education and physician collaboration.
The new naming of the institute began in November 2017 after a landmark donation was gifted by the Lou Malnati Cancer Research Foundation. The expanded new clinical space is part of the overarching vision to provide better follow-up care by striving for quicker diagnosis, more specialized treatment and one-of-a-kind support programs within the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
The Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a collaboration between Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine led by co-directors James P. Chandler, MD, and Roger Stupp, MD.
To make an appointment or talk to a brain tumor specialist, call the 24/7 access line at 833.88.BRAIN (833.882.7246). The Institute is a multidisciplinary team consisting of world-class neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, hematologists/oncologists and neuropathologists. Learn more about which providers are moving to the new location.