The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art care in 64,000-square-feet of renovated space across two floors in the Pomerantz Family Pavilion. Previously occupied by IT offices and conference rooms, the project transforms an existing dark space into a vibrant new healing environment. Floor designs feature flexible modules for maximum efficiency and direct access of natural day light. Patients and their families have access to a variety of settings from private rooms to open and subdivided areas on the treatment floor. A floor dedicated to cutting edge technology affords five therapy vaults with uniform application of stereotactic tumor localization; enhanced integration of diagnostic imaging for treatment planning using such modalities as MRI and PET; and linkage of radiation oncology treatments to biologic and gene therapy treatment advances.
The quality of daylight and outdoor views was inadequate for cancer patients spending long periods of time in the center. The goal was to deliver world-class care in an naturally day lit healing environment that is comfortable and comforting, safe and efficient, and truly designed to put the patient at the center.
Patients are often very sensitive to cold temperatures during infusions, so we’ve installed individual electronic shading controls they can use to make themselves more comfortable. The infusion bay walls are only half height so patients, who are often there for hours, can see and chat with other patients or their family, or close a curtain if they prefer privacy.
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center provides enhancement in the quality of care and capabilities for providing life saving radiation therapy to patients through the introduction of luminary technologies and advanced approaches to treatment.
The design promotes a welcoming, accessible, and healing environment.