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REMODEL/RENOVATION COMPETITION
R EA DERS ' CHOICE
C A NC ER CA RE

Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady
of the Lake Cancer Center
Baton Rouge, La.
S UBMITTED BY S T A N T E C A R C H I T E C T U R E I N C . * C H I C A G O

J U RY C O M M E N T S :

B EFO R E

D ESIG N TEAM:

Brenda Bush-Moline,
project director; Rebel
Roberts, principal
designer; Cardosi Kiper,
wayfinding and signage
consultant
CO ST PER
SQ UAR E F O O T:

$266
PHO TO S (AFTER ):

Hedrich Blessing

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ONCE SEPARATE ENTITIES next door to each other
in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of the Lake Regional
Medical Center (OLOLRMC) and Mary Bird
Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC) partnered to
offer comprehensive cancer care on one campus. In need of a fresh space that embodied this
partnership and joint commitment, the firm
was engaged to renovate MBPCC-OLOLRMC
existing facilities.
A space that provided patients, families, and
caregivers a sense of ease and assurance during
the difficult treatment process was envisioned;
one that supported healing with light, texture,
and comfort, and removed unnecessary stressors for users of the space. The center was to provide a premier patient experience in an uplifting
environment that incorporated evidence-based
design strategies.
An assessment of existing cancer care services
and in-depth analysis that mined for patient experience issues became the basis for thoughtful
and deliberate design, ultimately allowing the
Cancer Center to provide exceptional, coordinated care.

D E C E M B E R 2 01 7 / S U P P L E M E N T T O H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N

* This project really
organized a nice entry
into the space, giving
an uplifting experience
from outside to the
inside entry atrium.
* I really appreciate
how the program was
reimagined to provide
fully functioning services
that are needed by
patients. Jaw-dropping
art glass feature is
stunning ... both
inspiring and reflective.
* The project seemed
very challenging, but
the team not only
provided a design that
changed and updated
the look and feel of
the institution but also
communicated a sense
of ease and comfort to
patients, families, and
caregivers.

BEFORE

In our conversations with stakeholders, the
team found that existing services were interspersed throughout various buildings on the
campus, and that patient navigation and social
services played a vital role in cancer care, but
that they were not always uniform. In tracing
the pathways of patients, it became clear that
convenience was not a consistent theme, and
that some key services were redundant and disjointed, while others were overburdened. To alleviate these inefficiencies, the firm's program
for the Cancer Center proposed a centralized
place for the co-location of patient services, for
ease of access throughout the care continuum.
The firm's human-centered design respects
patient abilities, with a dedicated and convenient entry and discharge process that offers one
way flows and decongests the facility. This entry
also serves as a "porch" to the OLOLRMC campus at large, acting as a portal to a series of public pathways connecting MBPCC to other key
buildings and services, simplifying the patient
journey.
The inclusion of hospitality amenities supports respite and refuge, with meditation rooms,
private consultation rooms, café area and lounges, and related retail services. Semi-private infusion bays feature personal televisions, space for
guests, and reading lights, a direct response to
patient requests for an enhanced experience.
The space that the new glass box is constructed
within is bound on three sides; by an existing
parking garage, the existing cancer center and
the hospital, including a bridge structure above
at the fifth level. Planning for the structural interventions to remove the existing curtainwall,
infill the atrium space to gain additional square
footage on the second
floor, and construct
a glass box with new
structural columns
within this limited
space was a challenge.
In addition, throughout the six phases of
renovations, the Cancer Center remained
operational while
increases in volumes
continued. The challenges were met with precision-like planning for phased construction and
use of prefabricated glass and steel systems for
the glass box structure which was installed by a
specialty contractor on the site to ensure quality
and reduced construction time.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - December 2017

Healthcare Design - December 2017
Contents
Editorial
Show Talk
Natural Wonder
Top 5 Takeaways of 2017
Big Picture
A Fresh Start
Real Estate and Development Learn by Example
Product Spotlight Art and Graphics
The Center
Special Supplement
Face Time
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Healthcare Design - December 2017 - Cover2
Healthcare Design - December 2017 - 1
Healthcare Design - December 2017 - 2
Healthcare Design - December 2017 - Contents
Healthcare Design - December 2017 - 4
Healthcare Design - December 2017 - 5
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Healthcare Design - December 2017 - 7
Healthcare Design - December 2017 - 8
Healthcare Design - December 2017 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - December 2017 - Show Talk
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Healthcare Design - December 2017 - 12
Healthcare Design - December 2017 - Natural Wonder
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Healthcare Design - December 2017 - Top 5 Takeaways of 2017
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Healthcare Design - December 2017 - Big Picture
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