Frederick Health was in need of an expanded facility to house its award winning oncology program, but the selected site brought several challenges, including: a flood plain that bisects the site, a significant 16-foot slope from north to south and an existing ambulatory facility to tie into. On top of this, the project had an aggressive deadline, tight budget and a seemingly endless list of healthcare codes and guidelines. But rather than allowing these factors to handcuff the designers to predetermined methods of design and execution, Trinity was able to create innovative solutions through an integrated design approach and by assigning intentional key objectives.
The innovative design highlights features that encourage hope and healing and creates a highly functional environment for healthcare delivery. The comprehensive patient-centered facility is based upon best practices for cancer care and integrates a multidisciplinary program for medical oncology, radiation therapy, surgical specialists and support services. 24 public and private infusion spaces resemble seats of first-class oceanic airlines and embrace patients while providing everything they need at their fingertips. Each station is arranged with a theater-like view of a landscaped enclosed garden.