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Chilton completes $4.4M cancer center renovation

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The Cancer Center at Chilton Hospital announced it has completed a $4.4 million renovation that included the purchase of a linear accelerator that the hospital said will allow it to provide faster, more accurate radiation therapy for patients.

Chilton, in the Pompton Plains section of Pequannock, in May reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Morristown-based Atlantic Health System, parent of Morristown, Overlook and Newton medical centers and the Goryeb Children's Hospital.

"The linear accelerator enables our staff to precisely target the tumor with cancer-killing radiation as it spares the surrounding healthy tissues," said Dr. Dov Gorshein, chair of the radiation oncology department at Chilton. He said patients receive daily treatment sessions for a few weeks, depending on their individual situation.

The renovated area of the cancer center has been renamed The Gorshein Holmes Center for Radiation Therapy in honor of the donations to the Chilton Hospital Foundation by Stephen and Bonnie Holmes and their family foundation. Holmes is chairman and chief executive of Parsippany-based Wyndham Worldwide.

Reporter Beth Fitzgerald is @BethFitzgerald8 on Twitter.

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