Williamsville hub offers expanded array of cancer services for WNY’s northern suburbs
- Center named for longtime supporter Scott Bieler
- 30,000 sq. ft. space offers full complement of clinical, supportive services
- Center opens to patients on Sept. 11
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Eighteen months ago, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center announced a plan to build a new freestanding location in Amherst, N.Y., that would extend convenient access to outstanding cancer care and services for patients in Buffalo’s northern suburbs. Today, the cancer center welcomed patients, cancer survivors and community members into that center — Roswell Park Scott Bieler Amherst Center — for the first time at a grand-opening event.
The 30,000-square-foot space at 203 Park Club Lane features two floors of state-of-the-art equipment and clinical space with a calming color scheme and aesthetic throughout. Roswell Park’s new Williamsville hub will offer appointments and consultations with experts in breast medicine, dermatology, genitourinary medicine, gynecology, lymphoma, thoracic medicine, thoracic surgery and cancer survivorship. In addition, patients will have onsite access to a full-service pharmacy, comprehensive infusion center, phlebotomy and laboratory testing as well as an array of imaging services.
These services will also be available to patients of the 199 Park Club Lane Roswell Park Care Network practices in the same plaza — Roswell Park Hematology Oncology Northtowns and Breast Care of Western New York, providing a complete system of care for cancer patients in the region.
“We are overjoyed to open the doors on this beautiful building and offer Roswell Park patients even more convenient access to our world-class experts and quality care,” says Candace S. Johnson, PhD, President, CEO and M&T Bank Presidential Chair in Leadership at Roswell Park. “We are forever grateful to Scott and Kathy for their generosity and commitment to making sure the people of this community have access to outstanding cancer care close to home.”
The Scott Bieler Amherst Center is Roswell Park’s first new-build outside of its downtown Buffalo campus, showcasing a vision of community care with a full complement of services for patients who live in and around northern Erie County. Its name recognizes the significant personal contributions of Scott Bieler, President and CEO of the West Herr Automotive Group.
“I am so moved by the Western New York community — they are the driving force behind everything we do,” says Bieler. “We are blessed to have met so many wonderful people through the West Herr family, and we have watched countless customers, neighbors, employees and family members face a cancer diagnosis. Just hearing that word, brings immediate emotion, uncertainty and fear to any family that is told their loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. The purpose of this new facility is to bring hope and provide a solution to that diagnosis, it was built to hopefully extend life to all who enter it.”
Bieler has been a dedicated supporter of Roswell Park for 20 years. He has served on the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation board since 2002. His significant contribution to Roswell Park’s 2015 capital campaign led to the naming of the Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, which opened its doors in May 2016 on Roswell Park’s downtown campus.
“Among the select few National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Roswell Park offers the best in cancer care and treatment in the nation,” says Congressman Brian Higgins. “This new facility expands Roswell Park’s reach, creating an additional access point for cancer prevention, screening, and treatment services. Cancer fighters are fortunate to have Roswell Park’s team of experts in their corner, and this community is deeply grateful to Scott Bieler for his incredible generosity that has made Roswell Park’s Clinical Sciences Center downtown, and now this new center in Amherst, possible.”
“Today, Roswell Park takes a significant step forward. With the opening of the Roswell Park Scott Bieler Amherst Center, we bring much-needed services closer to patients north of Buffalo and surrounding communities. Amherst has diligently been working with the medical industry to develop the Amherst Medical Spine to ensure quality services are available and this project is one of many that will vastly improve the lives of thousands. Congratulations to Roswell Park and Scott Bieler on this tremendous advancement,” says Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa.
The Roswell Park Scott Bieler Amherst Center will open to patients on Monday, September 11.
For additional information, including answers to frequently asked questions about the new site, please go to roswellpark.org/amherstcenter/FAQ. To learn more about the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation and the research and patient care programs it supports at Roswell Park, visit roswellpark.org/giving.