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MIDDLE GROUND

Fort Worth Adolescent and Young Adult
Oncology Coalition Unit, Fort Worth, Texas,
opened June 2016

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HE FORT WORTH Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA)

Oncology Coalition Unit at Baylor Scott & White All
Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth is bridging a gap
in cancer care for young adults. Opened in June 2016,
the facility treats patients ages 18 to 29, making it
the first AYA oncology inpatient unit within an adult
healthcare facility in the U.S.
HKS Inc. (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas) and Edwards
+ Mulhausen (Austin, Texas) worked with the Fort Worth Adolescent and
Young Adult Oncology Coalition (FWAYAOC) to design the space. "We
needed to address the needs of young adult patients-patients in between
the care of pediatrics and adult cancer facilities," says Dr. Karen Albritton, FWAYAOC's chairperson. "Our goal was to provide a place that closely
matches AYA environments outside of a hospital setting so that young
adults feel comfortable, acknowledged, and supported during their cancer
treatment. We want them to see, feel, and think about cancer differently."
The design team led a visioning process that started with a blank
slate, unconfined by preconceived notions of what a traditional cancer
unit looks like. "This whole place started as a thought, [progressed] to
a virtual plan, and then to a reality," says Paula Fultz, FWAYAOC's vicechair.
FWAYAOC members as well as patients, family, and community
members were involved in the process, which ultimately led to an open,
modern design defined by an array of colors, textures, and depths-
all while remaining warm and welcoming. There are spaces in the
6,400-square-foot unit where patients can go to be contemplative and
quiet. If patients want to socialize, they can gather with family members and friends in the living room to watch TV or play board games.
Other features include deep, built-in seating throughout and an "encouragement wall," where patients can write meaningful messages
of support. "Providing a comfortable, functional space for patients to
hang out with friends or their family members was an important priority during our design process," says Corrine
Kipp, senior interior designer at HKS. "We also wanted the
space to be inspiring."

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Healthcare Design - May 2017
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Editorial
Photo Tour
Uplifting Design
Healthy Outlook for Green Design
Inside Story
Renovation Experience Reimagined
Product Spotlight Flooring
The Center
Special Supplement
Special Advertising Section
Face Time
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Healthcare Design - May 2017 - Healthcare Design - May 2017
Healthcare Design - May 2017 - Cover2
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Healthcare Design - May 2017 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - May 2017 - Photo Tour
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Healthcare Design - May 2017 - Uplifting Design
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Healthcare Design - May 2017 - Healthy Outlook for Green Design
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