As cancer treatment evolves, why aren’t our treatment facilities? At a time when this service line is growing and health systems are expanding their programs, the planning, design and construction industry cannot afford a business as usual approach. Accommodating technology while providing nice aesthetics is no hallmark of success when fragmented treatment sites and siloed care leave patients and clinicians feeling isolated and frustrated. It’s time for oncology facilities to reflect treatment’s evolution towards integration. In this session, we will explore how to leverage a multidisciplinary care platform to create a comprehensive care setting. Learn how to develop a comprehensive space strategy that supports a spectrum of services from early detection through treatment and survivorship. Using TriHealth’s recently opened Thomas Center for Comprehensive Care as an example, we will explore the business model for The Cancer Institute and how the new facility design defines a new standard for patient care.
Define multidisciplinary care and the impacts it can have in oncology settings
Distinguish when free-standing or hospital campus settings are most appropriate for the program
Identify physical environment factors that impact staff collaboration within and across service lines
List strategies to connect the built environment with wellbeing for patients and staff