MGMC Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care Case Study
At the Alfond Center for Cancer Care, comprehensive services—radiation therapy, medical oncology, imaging and a multidisciplinary care unit—are consolidated in one freestanding facility focused on patient convenience and comfort.
With an understanding that connections to nature improve healing and reduce stress, the Center for Cancer Care strengthens the relationships between patients and the outdoor environment. Ample use of natural materials, expansive windows with views to the surrounding fields and convenient outdoor terraces reinforce the connection to nature. The landscape design also features a healing garden and walking trails for staff, patients and their families to enjoy. A meditation suite with space for complementary therapies ensures the patient’s whole health needs are met.
The Alfond Center for Cancer Care achieved LEED Silver certification and was awarded Best Healthcare Design by the International Interior Design Association.