Designed to promote healing, provide support, and create a treatment experience
unlike any other.
Feelings of strength, renewal, hope, joy, energy, and courage inspired
the design of the James M Stockman Cancer Institute. From the interior
and exterior design to the clinical workflows and treatment planning,
the Optimal Healing Environment philosophy was used as a guiding force
for this innovative and unique facility.
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The Optimal Healing Environment
The Optimal Healing Environment model was used to design and build the
James M Stockman Cancer Institute.
Our physicians, clinicians, and staff are trained in the application of
this model to promote healing and alleviate stress for patients during
their cancer experience.
Happy Staff Promote Patient Satisfaction
The Optimal Healing Environment philosophy recognizes that happy staff
will promote patient satisfaction and foster therapeutic relationships
between our clinicians, patients, and their family members.
Using the color orange to promote feelings of energy, public spaces within
the cancer institute incorporate various tones of orange, natural textures,
and nature based art. The design of each public space feels familiar,
comforting, and reassuring.
A palette of green tones and views of the healing garden evoke feelings
of renewal within the infusion center.
Our infusion center features twenty custom designed pods with comfortable
chairs, surrounded by expansive views of the healing garden. Four private
infusion rooms are available for patients who require or prefer more privacy
during treatment. A specially designed adolescent room is outfitted with
age-appropriate furnishings and accessories.
Staff work areas are located in the read center of each of the infusion
areas, providing a sense of privacy for our patients while maintaining
quite observation by our attentive team members.
Patient areas within the Radiation Oncology area are designed with inspiring,
calming, natural images using tones of yellow to inspire joy.
Patient changing rooms are accessible from exam rooms to support on-treatment
medical evaluation visits.
Oncology Care Clinic
Privacy and a sense of control are paramount to patient comfort. All measures
to maintain both are purposefully driven into the design using themes
of blue to evoke feelings of hope. The placement or mirrors and opening
position of doors support patient privacy.
Computer placement, moveable carts, and shared work space support our strategy
for clear and personal communication. This promotes informal coordinated
care among staff and providers.
Center for Chest Disease
Patients of the Center for Chest Disease will feel courageous surrounded
by themes of nature and hues of purple. Newly diagnosed lung cancer patients
are provided a nurse navigator to guide them through the diagnostic and
Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be seen in the multidisciplinary clinic
at the James M Stockman Cancer Institute. The goal of this clinic is to
provide patients with coordinated, timely treatment planning within a
A surgeon, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist evaluate the patient
during a single clinic visit. The nurse navigator develops this coordinated
process, and the patient leaves the clinic with a treatment plan and understanding
of their diagnosis. Exam rooms within the clinic were designed to be large
and comfortable to support family participation during these visits.
Medical Team Support
Staff lounges and respite areas are provided to help maintain a health
spirit for our team. A meditation room designed with soft lighting, comfortable
furniture, and soft music will be a welcome environment for our team.
Picnic tables located on a private staff patio are located near the healing
gardens, to provide a relaxing space for staff during lunch and free time.
Built for the community, by the community.
Planning and construction of the James M Stockman Cancer Institute was
completely funded by donations from generous members of our community
and local organizations. Located on the Rose Hill campus, the new institute
has been a collaborative design effort between Trinity: Planning, Design,
and Architecture and Smithgroup JJR, proudly managed by Hplex Solutions,
and constructed by Gilbane Building Company. This beautiful and carefully
designed environment promotes healing and relaxation, and brings a new
level of experience and compassionate cancer care to the Frederick community.
The $21 million James M Stockman Cancer Institute was truly built for
the community, by the community.
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