Medical Construction & Design

MAR-APR 2018

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MCDM AG.COM | M A RCH /A PR IL 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 41 combined, can achieve more detection, healing and recovery than when working apart. Adult cancer diagnoses are treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, oral chemotherapy and/or ra- diation therapy. A full-service radiation therapy department off ers stereotactic radio- therapy and IMRT for targeted radiation treatment. The radia- tion oncology caregiver station is located on the fi rst fl oor with visibility to the 10 exam rooms. The translucent glass doors allow light to fl ood the cor- ridors. The abstracted branch pattern was inspired by the winter season and provides beautiful imagery, while also providing privacy for the patients. Within the linear accelerator, a unique 3-D wall was incorporated with a soft, water-inspired texture that is illuminated with light. Programmable LEDs allow the patient the ability to select the color based on their preference for each day of treatment. Several oncology reha- bilitation therapies off ered at Community Cancer Center North are designed to help build strength, regain inde- pendence, reduce stress and maintain energy, and are all conveniently located on the second fl oor. Small seating areas outside physical therapy allow family members to relax while waiting. A nature garden, staff privacy rooms, quiet space, library/knowl- edge center, chapel, wellness facilities, daycare affi liation and celebratory areas are all included within the facility and off er opportunities to reduce stress, enhance coping skills and increase feelings of well- being and support. An onsite pharmacy and a boutique with fi tting services for camisoles, wigs, headwear and breast forms/prosthesis/ bras are also included. Community Cancer Center North upholds Community Health Network's mission of providing exceptional and convenient care. The design of the new facility creates a refreshing environment that celebrates the four seasons of Indiana and provides a unique aesthetic to the Community Health Network's brand, while maintaining the highest level of care and promoting an envi- ronment for hope and healing. Wayne Barger, AIA, LEED AP, is a senior vice president with CallisonRTKL's healthcare practice group. Dori Mommers, LEED Green Associate, RID, AAHID, IIDA, is an associate vice president and leads CallisonRTKL's interior design studio in Dallas, Texas. 3 4 PROJECT TEAM Community Cancer Center North Architect, interior designer, landscape architect: CallisonRTKL Contractor: Meyer-Najem MEP engineer, civil engineer: BSA LifeStructures Structural engineer: JPS Consulting Engineers

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