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H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N S H O W C A S E
AMBULATORY CARE CENTER

Mercy Medical Center, Sister Caritas Cancer Center SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
Submitted by: E4H MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health BOSTON
Mercy Medical Center recently
opened the Sister Caritas Cancer Center
(SCCC), which consolidated outpatient cancer care programs into one
comprehensive and collaborative space.
The $15 million, 26,000-square-foot
renovation and expansion project was
designed to improve the patient experience by consolidating services, increasing patient privacy, and creating a calm
and nurturing environment for its
users. The new medical oncology treatment area includes 32 spacious infusion
bays and two private infusion rooms.
Informed by input from patient and
family focus groups, the design of the
bays balances privacy and accommodation for family with caregivers' needs
for visibility and access. The resulting
configuration clusters four infusion
chairs, allowing patients to socialize
with others receiving treatment or
Project category: New
construction and remodel/
renovation
Chief administrator: Scott
Wolf, DO, MPH, FACP,
president and CEO
Firm: E4H MorrisSwitzer
Environments for Health,
www.e4harchitecture.com
Design team: E4H
MorrisSwitzer
Environments for Health
(planner, architect, interior
designer); CES Consulting
Engineering Services
(MEP/FP engineer); CHA
(civil engineer); Simpson
Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
(structural engineer);
Daniel O'Connell's
Sons Inc. (construction
manager)
Photography: © Adam
Laipson Photographer
Total building area (sq. ft.):
23,970
Construction cost/sq. ft.:
$480
Total construction cost
(excluding land): $11.5
million
Completed: November 2015

draw a curtain around the infusion bay,
empowering them to choose their level
of privacy. Each bay includes personal
televisions and generous accommodations for supporting family members
and friends. The Medical Oncology
Clinic provides 12 spa-like exam rooms
designed with a natural palette of
materials and colors. The SCCC has
ample support space for physician-led,
collaborative treatment teams in order
to encourage communication across
specialties and address the holistic
needs of patients.
A restful ambiance is created upon
entering. Textural variety is provided
through the use of natural stone flooring, warm wood, and decorative stone
accent walls. Local artwork graces the
walls, drawing the spirit of the community into the SCCC. A custom-made
light fixture in the lobby beautifully
integrates Mercy's brand colors and
in the evenings acts as an illuminated
beacon of hope.

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